Courthouse Steps-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.

The old courthouse in downtown Tampa is located at the intersection of Twiggs St. and Florida Ave. Very little has changed apart from a railing and more palm trees. In the background you can see Sacred Heart Church.

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.

Photo Credits

Historic photograph CBS & Roxbury Entertainment

Modern photograph by Dave Morrison


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