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1947 2012

1947 2012


A group of conventioneers on the old post office steps. The Beaux Arts-style building was built in 1905 and was used as a post office, customs house, and court house. In 1998, when the new Sam Gibbons courthouse opened, the building was closed. Recently, the city signed a lease with a company to renovate the century-old building into a 130-room boutique hotel.

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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. Dan Perez says:

    Wow! It’s always eerie to see people fade away into history.

  2. Pat McCants Shear says:

    We would ride the street car into Tampa from Seminole Heights to mail our Christmas packages. There was a place on the left side of the building, ground level, where we would go to mail packages.Also remember going by the front the day President Rooselvelt died and there being a wreath in his honour. I was young and it made a lasting impression on me. Thanks to all responsible for posting all these pictures and information.

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