Temple Terrace, FL (February 24, 2017)- A local landmark and one of the first eight homes built in the city of Temple Terrace has been restored. For years, the 1920’s Mediterranean Revival-style house at 306 Bullard Parkway, had been neglected and had excessive damage caused by termites and water.
In May 2011, attorney David Bulluck and his wife Kristi, bought the 2,300 square foot house, which includes a second building converted from the original garage. It was a passion for Bulluck to restore this home.”The house I grew up in was less than a mile from this house. I always liked it as a kid growing up. When it became available, I saw the opportunity to restore and repurpose the house for a different use that would also preserve the history of the city for its residents,” said Bulluck.
The Bullucks have been renovating the home the past few years. They have now completed the renovations. They rebuilt the foundation and the walls, put on a new roof, built new exterior walls, relocated some of the interior walls, stabilized the foundation and put in new flooring.
While performing renovations the only known original blueprint drawing was discovered between two rafters in the attic of the main home. It was designed by architect, M. Leo Elliott. Elliott is known for designing prominent structures such as Centro Asturiano de Tampa in Ybor City, original Tampa City Hall, and the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club clubhouse that is now part of Florida College.
“We are so happy to see this home has been preserved. This landmark, now the Bulluck Legal Center is a focal point in our community,” said Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura.
In the 1920’s, the City of Temple Terrace promoted the city by using postcards depicting the original home estates and Country Club. The home was originally owned by Charles Dickson who served as the secretary and treasurer of Temple Terraces, Inc. in 1923.
For further information, please contact David Bulluck at David@BulluckLawGroup.com or 813.988.7800. You can also visit the website BulluckLawGroup.com to see additional photos.