Florida & Twiggs-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 is the scene where Linc and Quiepo park in front of the courthouse. The large hotel seen in the background is long gone (Hotel Hillsborough) and replaced by a lovely parking lot. Barely visible in either photo is the Tampa City Hall which is one of the only “old” buildings left in downtown Tampa. We are looking south on Florida Ave. standing in front of the Courthouse.

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


Show Comments (%)

1 Responses

  1. Dan Perez says:

    Honorable mention to the horrible blue building, which I refer to as “The Blue Monster of Downtown.” Hey look, same parking meters!

Add Your Response