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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk

1888

 
 
Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk Marker
Inscription. Archibald Ross. A native of Scotland. A member of the City Council. "Tampa's popular baker and the poor man's friend." Paved the walk around his brick building on the southeast corner of Franklin and La Fayette Streets with Georgia marble.

"The first genuine pavement put down in Tampa" was 168 feet long and 8 feet wide.

These marble stones are the remnants of Archie Ross' historic sidewalk.

Preserved by the City of Tampa with the cooperation of the Tampa Historical Society.
 
Erected by Tampa Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 56.86′ N, 82° 27.466′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on E. Kennedy Blvd. near E. Kennedy Blvd., on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This plaque is located in front of the Tampa Municipal building on E. Kennedy Blvd. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Salvation Army (here, next to this marker); Tampa POW/MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rough Riders Passed By Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D.
Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
2. Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk Marker
The Salvation Army marker is planted above.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. James McKay, I (1808 - 1876) (about 300 feet away); William F. Poe Plaza (about 300 feet away); Great 1909 Auto Race (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Categories. LandmarksMan-Made Features
 
Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk Marker shares location with Tampa's Salvation Army Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
3. Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk Marker shares location with Tampa's Salvation Army Historical Marker
Plaque at lower center
These marble stones are the remnants of Archie Ross' historic sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. These marble stones are the remnants of Archie Ross' historic sidewalk
These marble stones are the remnants of Archie Ross' historic sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. These marble stones are the remnants of Archie Ross' historic sidewalk
 
 
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