TAMPA — In 1887, Tampa’s first city hall existed only in a blueprint. The Hillsborough County courthouse occupied the property where the Tampa police station stands today. Freshly laid bricks formed the cigar factories opened two years earlier by Vicente Martinez Ybor and Ignacio Haya. Henry Plant, who had called the city home during the
ST. PETE BEACH — Nearly a decade and one scrubbed auction after it first hit the market, the former winter home of beer and baseball magnate August A. Busch Jr. sold today for $5.395 million. That is the second highest amount paid for a residentially zoned property in the Tampa Bay area this year. A