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1926 1946

1926 1946


The Strand Theatre, on Twiggs St, was built in 1917 in the Mediterranean Revival style. It the 1940’s it closed and was later absorbed by the Maas Brothers department store, sh shown in the newer of the two historic photos. Unfortunately, in 2006, both the Maas Brothers store as well as the former Strand Theatre were demolished to make way for a parking lot.
Below, is a photo from 1924 showing the interior of the Theatre.

To learn more about this, as well as other historic Tampa Theatres, be sure to visit
the Historic Theatres in Tampa Blog.

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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 Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

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  1. Anthony says:

    I love Tampa, but hate it for its bizarre way of historical preservation. It irks me

  2. Angela says:

    So sad that such history was distroyed for a parking lot. Thank you for the pictures ..I love your passion for Tampa History! In a sense you are keeping “historical” Tampa alive! Much appreciation from a Tampa native who loves the rich and beautiful history!
    Angela Martinez Alderman

  3. Bryan says:

    Your welcome!

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