Dedicated to the Restoration and Preservation of the Tampa Bay Hotel

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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Our Aim

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.

Our Mission


The Chiselers are dedicated to the historic restoration of the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, one of the enduring symbols that defines us as a nation.  Restoration of this focal building of The University of Tampa shall be in accordance with The Tampa Bay Hotel (H. B. Plant Hall) Master Plan of 1996, revised 2001, and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings.  It is also within the mission of The Chiselers to support the university scholarship program and library.


The Chiselers, Inc. tax ID#59-6200154, is a wholly qualified 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.  Please consult your tax advisor.

The Chiselers does not utilize the services of professional solicitors and therefore receives 100% of each contribution. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE WITH THE STATE 1-800-435-7532. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. (Registration Number CH51363.)

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