View to Bayshore-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 view from the site of the original rooming house where the boys were staying. The view has changed slightly due to the addition of the new bridge but you can still see Davis Island in the distance (just under the bridge). We are standing on Bay Street looking south.
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