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

Courthouse Square

 
 
Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. Courthouse Square Marker
Inscription. For 104 years this block was the official site of executive and judicial government for Hillsborough County, Florida. The first courthouse, a log building burned by Seminole Indians in 1836, possibly stood here. Subsequent ones were built on this square in 1848, 1855 and 1891. The latter a unique red brick, silver domed building, designed by J.A. Wood, architect of H.B. Plant's famed Tampa Bay Hotel, was demolished in 1952.
 
Erected 1972 by Tampa Historical Society In Cooperation With Marine Bank and Trust Co.
 
Location. 27° 56.904′ N, 82° 27.484′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East Madison Street and North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling east on East Madison Street. Touch for map. 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk (about 300 feet away); Tampa POW/MIA (about 400 feet away); Sacred Heart Church (about 400 feet away); The Rough Riders Passed By Here
Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. Courthouse Square Marker
(about 400 feet away); Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. (about 500 feet away); First Lt. Baldomero Lopez (about 500 feet away); Federal Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Categories. Government
 
Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Courthouse Square Marker
Looking west along E. Madison St.
Courthouse Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
4. Courthouse Square Marker
Seen here to the left of the corner of Franklin and Madison
Tampa Police Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
5. Tampa Police Headquarters
Built on the former Courthouse Square
Courthouse Square Marker and the Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
6. Courthouse Square Marker and the Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
The marker is in the distance, below the American flag.
Police Fallen Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
7. Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Police Fallen Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
8. Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Fallen Officers Memorial at Tampa Police Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 31, 2010
9. Fallen Officers Memorial at Tampa Police Headquarters
The flags of the USA and the City of Tampa are shown at half-mast following the June 29, 2010 deaths of two officers in the line of duty.
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial, left panel image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
10. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial, left panel
Roll Call of Honor
Captain Samuel J. Carter, June 2, 1905 Officer Henry R. Lett, September 24, 1922 Sergeant Thomas M. Chevis, April 7 1938 Detective Arthur L. Berry, January 31, 1941 Officer Richard S. Booth, November 28, 1943 Officer Carl F. Chastain, February 12, 1958 Officer William D. Krikava, January 1, 1965 Detective Kenneth D. Berlin, Jr., September 27, 1975 Officer Anthony W. Williams, November 3, 1975 Sergeant Gary S. Pricher, November 4, 1983 Officer Norris Epps, Jr., January 18, 1995 Officer Lois M. Marrero, July 6, 2001 Corporal Michael J. Roberts, August 19, 2009
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial, right panel image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
11. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial, right panel
Roll Call of Honor
Officer John McCormick, September 26, 1895 Officer James Ronco, May 27, 1916 Office Bryan A. Reese, August 29, 1935 Detective Joe Nance, October 1, 1939 Detective Lester H. Henley, April 11, 1941 Officer Morris D. Lopez, July 9, 1949 Officer Rolla L. Standau, November 29, 1963 Corporal John R. Collier, December 5, 1970 Sergeant Richard Lee Cloud, October 23, 1975 Detective Gerald A. Rauft, July 24, 1981 Officer Porfirio Soto, Jr., December 30, 1988 Detective Randy S. Bell, May 19, 1998 Detective Ricky J. Childers, May 19, 1998 Detective Juan A. Serrano, February 25, 2006 Officer Jeffrey A. Kocab, June 29, 2010 Officer David L. Curtis, June 29, 2010
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
12. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Town Marshall Joseph S. Walker, Port Tampa City
Killed in the performance of his duties on September 25, 1915

Police Officer Juan Nales, City of West Tampa
Killed in the performance of his duties on July 18, 1920

Memorials to officers from the former cities of Port Tampa and West Tampa
(annexed by the City of Tampa in 1961 and 1925, respectively)
Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
13. Tampa Police Fallen Officers Memorial
Emblem of Police shield draped with a black band of mourning
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   7, 8. submitted on August 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 6, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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