Port Tampa

Port Tampa City was established in 1885 at the end of Henry B. Plant's railroad. Port Tampa was the most common point of embarkation for the Spanish-American War. In June 1898, Port Tampa and the City of Tampa hosted more than 33,000 visitors. Wartime notables who passed through Port Tampa included Teddy Roosevelt , the Buffalo Soldiers, Clara Barton of the American Red Cross, Richard Harding Davis, Stephen Crane, and Frederic Remington.

The Port Tampa Public Library

Although Port Tampa was annexed by the City of Tampa in 1961, members of the community continue to recognize the neighborhood's rich history. A centennial celebration was held in 1993 complete with home tours and a block party in the Spanish-American War Memorial Park.

 

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