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Property Name Perry Harvey Sr. Park Skateboard Bowl
Reference Number 13000811
State Florida
County Hillsborough
Town Tampa
Street Address 900 East Scott Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/7/2013
Areas of Significance Entertainment/Recreation, Architecture, Engineering
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The Perry Harvey Sr. Park Skateboard Bowl, affectionately known as The Bro Bowl, was constructed in 1978. It is significant at the local and statewide levels under Criterion A, in the area of Entertainment/Recreation, and under Criterion C in the areas of Architecture and Engineering. The bowl was the vision of city parks and recreation employee, Joel Jackson, beginning in 1975. It is one of four remaining skateboard bowls known to exist in the United States from the second wave in the development of the sport of skateboarding. The 35- year-old structure meets Criterion Consideration Gas a resource that is less than 50 years old because, of its rarity and because of the four remaining bowls built in the 1970s, it retains the highest level of integrity, and is the best remaining bowl that reflects the Golden Age or skatepark era of the sport's development.


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