Polk St & Pierce St ,
Downtown Tampa Map

1925 2010

1925 2010


The answer to Tampa Preservation’s 3rd History Hunt is The Tampa Hardware Company, which was once located on the northwest corner of Polk Street and Pierce Street, where the Greyhound Bus Station is currently stands.

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All prints, 11x14 and smaller, come with a decorative white mat. Unless otherwise specified, the historic photo and modern photo are printed on the same sheet of photographic paper. If you would like your photo framed or printed in a size not listed, please feel free to contact me.
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Photo Credits

Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein

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  1. Anthony says:

    another great example of knocking down a beautiful building for an ugly disgusting excuse of progress

  2. Bryan says:

    What’s even stranger is that progress is a large building getting torn down and replaced by a smaller building. Although, I would assume that, at some point in time, between the demolition of the Tampa Hardware Company and the construction of the Greyhound Bus building, other buildings/parking lots occupied this block as well.

  3. Andrew Karr says:

    I am loving this site and these photos! This is the only one where the alignment seems to be off; the rail tracks on Polk St are visible in both photos but heading in different directions. What a shame to have replaced such a nice building with the dreariest block in Tampa. Some hope of progress is visible in the modern pic with the crane constructing the new Encore district in the background.

  4. Bryan says:

    Thank you very much and good catch with the tracks.

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