Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1978 by Department Of The Interior. (Marker Number 78000945.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 27° 57.018′ N, 82° 27.54′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on 711 N. Franklin St. near E. Zack St., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company (within shouting distance of this marker); WDAE-Florida's First Radio Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Woolworth Sit-In (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred Heart Church (about 600 feet away); Jimi Hendrix Courthouse Square (about 800 feet away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding Tampa Theatre. Tampa Theatre opened on October 15, 1926 and during its early days presented extravagant vaudeville shows, concerts by the Tampa Theatre Orchestra, and silent films. By 1973, as operating costs soared, the Theatre was no longer economically viable as a commercial enterprise.
Fortunately, rather than demolish the structure, its owners donated the Tampa Theatre to the City of Tampa. In 1977, the City of Tampa reopened the Theatre and began a comprehensive restoration program. Tampa Theatre is now open year-round and features an acclaimed Film Series of cinema from around the world. The Theatre also hosts live concerts and special events.
Tampa Theatre is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is a Tampa City Landmark, and is a member of the League of Historic American Theatres.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,762 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.