The Liberty Loan parade with soldiers marching down Franklin Street.
Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein
My Great,Great uncle ran that store “Giddens clothing”
Great seeing this pic.
Giddens avenue is named after him.
You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing part of your family history with us.
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I recently found a Henry Giddens Clothing Co. box in my mother’s belongings. Do you know when the store stopped operating? My ties to Tampa are to the R. F. Nunez family. Thank you. Carol
My great uncle had a little barbershop down the street from giddens. He used to take me on Sunday’s when he would go to clean up and get ready for the week. He would sit me up in the shoeshine chair with a toy. Also we had great seats for gasparilla! He sat me on a ladder so I could see over all the heads. Oh for the good ole days.