Floridan Hotel Entrance 1


Tampa Changing

Tampa has a population of approximately 350,000 people, with nearly 4 million living in the greater Tampa Bay region. However, this was not always the case. In the 1920’s, when most of the original black and white photographs on this site were taken, the city only had 50,000 people. Forty years earlier, there were barely 1,000. What's changed? Explore the photographs and find out.


Each location has two photographs, the historical photograph, taken up to one hundred years ago, and the re-photograph, taken within the last couple of years. By displaying these photographs side-by-side, I hope to show how much Tampa has changed and how much has stayed the same. Tampa has a rich architectural history, and I hope this project will promote the ongoing need to study, document, and preserve it.


The original, historical, black and white photographs are provided, courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System. The majority of the modern, color, re-photographs are taken by myself, Bryan Weinstein. However, in order to document as much of the City as possible, I would like to encourage others to work with me by making this project a city-wide collaborative effort. Therefore, please feel free to contribute your own re-photography.