In the 1926 “then” photo, merchants stand in front of a wooden mercantile building housing Tampa Dry Cleaning Co. and Walters Realty Co. at the corner of North Florida and East Hanna avenues. Both businesses displayed a five-digit phone number.
In the “now” photo, a tidy-looking brick building on the same spot houses Brother’s Southern Style BBQ, which is closed due to vandalism. A sign on the side of the building states that the owners plan to reopen soon.
Greg S. Carr