Union Station I ,
Downtown Tampa Map
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…