Tyler and Morgan ,
Downtown Tampa Map

1947 2012

1947 2012


While the Motor Parts Company, on the corner of Tyler and Morgan streets, has long since been demolished, the recently renovated Floridan Palace is still there. If you look closely at the reflection in the Motor Parts’ window, just above the front door, you’ll notice a tripod on the roof of a truck as well as the photographer taking the original 1947 photograph. Instead of standing on the roof of my car, I brought a ladder with me to help me get the same vantage point as the 1947 photo.

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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. CK says:

    The auto parts building is still there on Tyler and Morgan, and is serving as office of a local engineering company. The “now” photo shows parking lot on Cass and Morgan, I think.

  2. Bryan says:

    I took the photo on Morgan, just west of Tyler. I’m pretty sure that was the correct location based on how well the hotel in the background matches up as well as the steeple of the former church.

  3. CK says:

    My bad! You are right.

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