Brass letters spell out Stonington at the entry to that subdivision in Tampa Palms in this Tampa Tribune file photo from April 16, 2004.
Stonington is one of several subdivisions in Tampa Palms areas 1 and 2 to get a facelift in 2010. Modern black granite signs with etched gold lettering replaced raised, individual brass letters on the brick entryway monument.
Published: June 18, 2013
The entryway to Tampa Palms' Stonington subdivision has a polished look with its modern black granite sign with etched gold lettering.
The work was done in 2010 as part of a nearly $1 million multiyear plan to update the monuments at subdivision entrances in Tampa Palms' areas 1 and 2 located east and west of Bruce B Downs Boulevard, north of the University of South Florida. It was authorized by the Tampa Palms Community Development District board of supervisors.
Before the makeover, the Stonington entryway sign featured large, raised brass letters, a signature fixture for the two original areas of Tampa Palms.
Leading up to the face-lift, the district supervisors and residents shared a concern someone was removing the pricey brass letters to sell as scrap.