Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District

Leaders of the Tampa Pride Organization restore a 94-year-old plantation style home on the outskirts of Ybor City.

TAMPA — Through the years, Gianna Russo has nearly broken into tears as she watched parts of her grandfather’s old home on the outskirts of Ybor City splinter and rot away.

Leo Stalnaker Sr., a judge remembered for battling crime in an era of corruption, built the plantation-style home in 1925 and later added windows, columns and stairs that he salvaged from the original Hillsborough County Courthouse.

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