April 16, 2019

These vintage photos show how much Clearwater has changed in the last 100 years

Even before Dr. Beach's annual rankings, the Church of Scientology, and even the railroad, Clearwater has pretty much always been a major destination in the Tampa Bay area. These vintage photos from the State of Florida archives show just how far the Clearwater area has come in the last century.

All photos via Florida Memory.

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Clearwater's first railroad. Photo taken sometime in the 1890s.

Clearwater's first railroad. Photo taken sometime in the 1890s.

Old Public Wharf - Clearwater, Florida. Photo taken sometime in the 1890s.

Old Public Wharf - Clearwater, Florida. Photo taken sometime in the 1890s.

Cleveland Street. Published in 1895.

Cleveland Street. Published in 1895.

Bridge to Clearwater Beach. Published in 1900.

Bridge to Clearwater Beach. Published in 1900.

Parade scene. Published 1914.

Parade scene. Published 1914.