Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop

March 8, 2018  |  5 - 9:30 pm

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Join the Ybor City Museum Society for the seventh annual Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop for behind-the-scenes tours of historically significant buildings and sites that showcase their beautify architecture and interesting stories.


  • Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design and Wilder Architects (Award-winning Sans Souci building)
  • Casa Oliva (only remaining wooden cigar factory in Ybor City)
  • Design Styles Architecture (Former Italian grocery store)
  • Lions Eye Institute (Lozano Cigar Factory building)
  • Swope Rodante (Florida Brewery building)
  • USAmeribank (Built in 1926 for the Columbia Bank)
  • Bonus Stop: Bainbridge Ybor City Luxury Apartments (Original site of Vicente Martinez-Ybor's home)

"Hoppers" will ride rubber-wheeled trolleys or walk from stop to stop at their own pace, take unique guided tours of each location, and sample Ybor-inspired foods, beer, wine and soft drinks along the way! Tours of each building are given throughout the night so Buildings Alive! attendees can experience the hop their way. Begin with check-in and the Send-Off Party with food, drinks and music from 5-6:30 pm in the Garden of the Ybor City Museum State Park.

  • The all-inclusive general admission in $45 in advance and $55 after March 3rd and at the door
  • YCMS members receive discounted price of $35 
  • Students with valid ID may purchase admission for $25


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— Signature Sponsor —

Bainbridge Ybor City Luxury Apartments




— Sponsors —

  Venable Law Firm Ybor CityHillsborough County Community College Aguila Sandwich Shop 

— Friends of the Hop —

Barbas Nuñez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian

Florida Commercial Group, LLC

GJ Betancourt, CPA, P.A.