IT ALL STARTED WITH A CHISEL
In 1959 a group of determined women began to restore the facings of ballroom fireplaces at the Tampa Bay Hotel. With a set of chisels and muriatic acid, the women began removing mortar from tiles — and The Chiselers were born.Learn more
The Chiselers are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the historic 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, renamed Henry B. Plant Hall of The University of Tampa. This architectural masterpiece is one of the most captivating Victorian icons in the United States and the pride of Tampa. In its restoration by The Chiselers, all efforts shall be made to maintain the structure's historic character and aesthetic integrity so that this National Historic Landmark may ever illuminate a vibrant chapter in America's past.