Museum receives key grants
The Ybor City Museum Society has received two grants to support the development of the Tampa Baseball Museum.
The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners awarded a Historic Preservation Challenge Grant in March 2013. The $250,000 grant must be matched with cash and in-kind contributions to the Tampa Baseball Museum. Contributions are needed to receive full grant funding.
In October, the City of Tampa awarded a Community Redevelopment Area Facade Improvement Grant to the Ybor City Museum Society for the Tampa Baseball Museum. The Ybor City Museum Society was awarded $47,000 to assist with exterior renovation, restoration and rehabilitation of the Al Lopez house and landscape improvements.
Renovations to the Al Lopez house will begin this month, transforming the structure from a house into a museum. The facade will be kept largely intact, with significant reconfiguration of the interior.
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