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The Palace of Florence – Avail. May-June

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  • Price (IN USD $) Starting At: $1,799.00
  • Address: 45 Davis Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • City: Tampa
  • Area ( Sq.Ft. ): 750 Sq. Ft.
  • Zip Code: 33606
  • Property ID : 10
  • Location: FL

Property Description

The Palace of Florence has one bedroom units available for mid-May and June 1st.  Approx. 750 sf and leasing for $1,799/month.

This historic structure is significant for its picturesque and monumental statement of the Mediterranean Revival theme. It combines medieval and classical elements to produce a romantic vision of a grand scale Italian palazzo or public building. This 1926 Historic 28-unit apartment building offers several unique floor plans.


  • 1 – 2 Story Town Home w/ exclusive access to the North Tower
  • 1 – 2 Bedroom/2 Bath
  • 25 – 1 Bedroom/1 Bath (several floor plans to choose from)
  • 1 – Efficiency (Perfect for a company with in-house travel)
  • Washer and Dryer Included (excluding studio)
  • Microwave Included
  • Restored Oak Hardwood Flooring
  • Central Heat and Air Conditioning
  • 12′ Ceilings
  • Large Picturesque Windows
  • Faux Fireplace
  • Video Electronic Entrance


  • From $1,600 – $3,000


Palace History

Palace OriginalconstructionThe Palace of Florence was designed by Athos Menaboni who modeled it after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. In addition to using the Palazzo Vecchio as a design source, the artist incorporated elements from Florence’s Palazzo del Podesta for the center courtyard, as well as modeling the stairs after a Tuscan castle. Construction of this 28-unit complex began in September of 1925 and was ready for occupancy in May of the following year at a cost of $350,000.

PalacekitchenAccording to the first general manager, Alvin Bragadin, the apartments were “furnished luxuriously with period furniture and expensive tapestries.” Supplied by Tampa’s own Maas Brothers department store, standard furnishings included a walnut table, chairs, cabinets and benches, a settee, sofa bed and a lacquered wood bedroom set.

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For Rent by Agent

Darlene Walker

Listing Details :
Listed on : 5:21 pm
Property Id : #10

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About Gaspar

Gaspar Properties, Inc. is a boutique real estate firm located in South Tampa that specializes in historic preservation. We own and manage a portfolio of apartment buildings on Davis Islands and in the Hyde Park area. We additionally have diverse experience in many disciplines of Real Estate Development including, Apartments, Office Buildings, Single Family Homes, Townhomes, Mid-Rise Condominiums and Retail Strip Centers.


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