Bay St. House – Dave Morrison ,
The following series of re-photographs were taken by local photographer and videographer Dave Morrison, of Morrison Photographics. The historic photographs in Dave’s series are frames from the 1960’s TV show, Route 66.
Route 66, which originally aired from 1960 – 1964, debuted three years after Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road was published. The show follows two young men as they drive their Corvette around North America. Each episode was filmed on location in a different city.
Episode 88, Peace, Pity, Pardon, was filmed in Tampa and aired in April 1963.
This building now stands at 509 Bay Street on the spot where the white frame house used to be. This is where Tod, Linc and the Jai Alai players were staying. The old house was torn down some time before 1995 to make way for a bridge ramp that leads across the channel to Tampa General Hospital.
If you’re interested in watching this episode, the season 3 box set has two episodes shot in Tampa.
You can see more of Dave’s Route 66 photos on the Ohio 66 website. Dave also has a wonderful website called Heritage Film where he assists families in documenting their loved one’s personal stories.
Historic photograph CBS & Roxbury Entertainment
Modern photograph by Dave Morrison