January 21, 2021

Vintage photos of life in Hyde Park through the 20th century

Established in the early 1880s after Florida railroad tycoon Henry B. Plant built the first bridge on Lafayette St. over the Hillsborough River (where Kennedy Boulevard now stands), Hyde Park has changed quite a bit over the last 100 or so years, but it still maintains plenty of the historic charm that makes it a unique spot to live and work. Thanks to the Florida State archives, we can take a look back at this iconic Tampa neighborhood over the last century.

Photos via Florida Memory

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Vintage photos of life in Hyde Park through the 20th century
View of Hyde Park from the J.B. Tower, 1890

View of Hyde Park from the J.B. Tower, 1890

View down Hyde Park Avenue, 1905

View down Hyde Park Avenue, 1905

An early postcard by Valentine & Sons, date unknown.

An early postcard by Valentine & Sons, date unknown.

Fannie Haya and three women in parlor at 605 Magnolia Avenue, Hyde Park, 1895

Fannie Haya and three women in parlor at 605 Magnolia Avenue, Hyde Park, 1895

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