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1921 2010

1921 2010


Tampa Union Station was first opened to the public in 1912. As rail travel declined following the end of World War II, the building began to suffer from neglect. The station was closed to the public in 1984. However, the station helped spur a citywide preservation campaign and was the first of which to be designated a Tampa Landmark under the city’s new historic preservation ordinance. After a multi-million dollar renovation, the station was re-opened in 1998.

Outside of the historic photo of Tampa Union Station is a billboard advertising Tampa. The billboard says “Tampa Florida’s year round city wishes you a safe journey and speed return. You like Tampa – Tell your friends. It’s the city with a backing and a future. Board of Trade – 1st floor – City Hall. Winter Season – October thru May.” I’m not so sure about that “May” part…

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Print Info

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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