Thursday, February 26, 2009

My, How You've Changed...

Tucked away on a side street off Ybor's Seventh Avenue is a white building with distinctive, large windows.

It's obviously old,
and looks like it might have been a church,
but now it's a nightclub.

Here are links to photographs of the building when it was the Clark Memorial Baptist Church and Baptist Goodwill Center -- back when it was much taller!

1947 Burgert Brothers photograph (church entrance)

1947 Burgert Brothers photograph (church with children in front)

Burgert Brothers photograph showing the side of the church as well (click on thumbnail image for larger view)


  1. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Wow! So what happened? How did the building get smaller. That's a tough thing to do. I would suspect a fire might have burned it to a point. Then rebuilding on what was left. I wonder what happened????

    I guess the police officer in front of the building wouldn't know... :)

    Sad that the faithful have been replaced by likely heathens!-As the builders of the church would likely point out from the graves. But at least the building is still there.

  2. Hi there, being a German transplant to Tampa I very much enjoy your blog to learn about my new surroundings and the country I live in now.


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