About Tampa Preservation, Inc.

Tampa Preservation, Inc. (TPI) is a private, non-profit organization, established in 1973. TPI is dedicated to the preservation of the historic structures and neighborhoods of the Tampa Bay area and Hillsborough County, and to the education of the area's school children and residents about their unique heritage.

Office Location:
2007 N. 18th Street
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-5437

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18061
Tampa, FL 33679

Email:
tpioffice@tampapreservation.com

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Tampa, Then & Now

TC-logo-120This page links to posts from a really great web project, called Tampa Changing by Tampa native Bryan Weinstein. Bryan finds historic photos of buildings in the Burgert Brothers Collection, then locates the same site today and takes a matching photograph. Click on any of the posts on Tampa area buildings to see how things have changed, and how they’ve stayed the same. Information about how you can help, along with many more great images can be found at TampaChanging.com. There is also an app for smartphone users at : http://bit.ly/thennowapps.

CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE HOW THE SITES LOOKED YEARS AGO AND HOW THEY LOOK TODAY

  • St Pete Neon Signs
    I decided to drive all around St. Petersburg for a couple of evenings and photographs the area’s remaining neon signs. A few of the signs are new, such as the main “Welcome to St Petersburg” sign on I-275 or the “Beautiful Sunken Gardens” sign (which was made to look like the previous historic sign it […]
  • Streetcar at the Aquarium
    A Teco Streetcar in front of the Florida Aquarium.
  • Downtown Tampa at Night
    A view of Downtown Tampa at night.
  • St. Pete Pier
    Construction of the St. Pete Pier was completed in 1976. In 2013, the Pier was officially closed and slated for demolition. While the inverted pyramid section of The Pier is 37 years old, the causeway leading to it was part of the previous 1926 Million Dollar Pier.
  • Vinoy and Marina
    The Vinoy and the nearby marina, as seen from Vinoy Park.
  • Plant Museum at UT
    The entrance to the Plant Museum at the University of Tampa.
  • Minaret
    One of the minarets, framed by trees, on the University of Tampa campus.
  • Rivergate Tower
    The Rivergate Tower, also known as the Beer Can, is the 6th tallest building in Tampa. The building’s exterior is covered in limestone, making it one of the tallest limestone structures in the world.
  • SkyPoint
    The 32 story SkyPoint building.
  • Tampa Theatre Marquee
    The marquee at Tampa Theatre was replaced just over ten years ago, with a lighting ceremony taking place on January 16, 2004.