Temple Terrace History

Tour curated by: The Tampa Historical Team, especially Brianna Eldridge

A tour of historical events and locations, as well as the history of local organizations, in and around one of Tampa's most vibrant neighboring cities, Temple Terrace.

With special thanks to the Temple Terrace Garden Club.

Locations for Tour

The Temple Terrace Garden Club is the oldest club in Temple Terrace, dating back to 1946. Temple Terrace was a small community with no activities in the area, but this organization brought the residents of this city together, collectively. On May…

The Temple Terrace Garden Club joined the Florida Federation of Garden Club in 1949. Plans were later developed in 1954 to help beautify the city, in which the Temple Terrace Garden Club planted Magnolia’s and Palm Trees alongside the highway. The…

The Woodmont Clubhouse was built in 1928, as part of the original estate property. Initially, the clubhouse served as a horse stable for winter visitors and full-time residents. The stables were later converted into a one-room and after that a…