Dedicated to the Restoration and Preservation of Henry B. Plant Hall

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.

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About Henry B. Plant Hall

Henry B. Plant Hall, formerly known as the Tampa Bay Hotel, is one of the most captivating Victorian icons in the United States and a symbol of Tampa. This architectural masterpiece was built in 1891 during a time when Henry Bradley Plant was building an empire of railroads, steamships and hotels.

He built the Tampa Bay Hotel as a palace, symbolic of his empire. Now as Henry B. Plant Hall, it is home to classrooms, administrative offices, and more at the University of Tampa.

About The Chiselers

The Chiselers is a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Henry B. Plant Hall. Originally, work began with time-consuming and physical labor to chisel away mortar covering original tiles. Today, through events, contributions, and grants, our nearly 300 members raise funds to preserve the National Historic Landmark.

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OUR MISSION

The Chiselers, Inc. maintain the historic character and aesthetic integrity of the Henry B. Plant Hall, built in 1891 as the Tampa Bay Hotel.


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The Chiselers, Inc.

Registration #CH51363. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

We rely on your support for the funding required to receive grants critical to the preservation of Henry B. Plant Hall.

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