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 was born.

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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 270 members raise funds to preserve the National Historic Landmark.

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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.

Henry B. Plant Hall Facts

  • 325,000 square feet, 6 acres , and a 1/4 mile long
  • 1,068 windows
  • 511 rooms
  • 5 stories tall

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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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