Bay Street – 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.
These two photographs are looking east on Bay Street. Two new bridges have been added leading to Tampa General Hospital (seen through the trees) but the original span is still visible just above the seawall. In the shot with Linc and Quiepo, you can see the original bridge.
If you’re interested in watching this episode, the season 3 box set has two episodes shot in Tampa.
Historic photograph CBS & Roxbury Entertainment
Modern photograph by Dave Morrison