Peace, Pity, Pardon
Tampa, Florida

Coming soon on Ohio66:
“Starring George Maharis” - by Rick Dailey

Ohio66 presents an in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the departure of George Maharis from route 66 in the middle of the third season.

preview Starring George Maharis

Photos and commentary by Dave Morrison


Bayshore North - 1963
Bayshore North - 1963

Bayshore North - 2009
Bayshore North - 2009

Bayshore North

The present view of Bayshore Drive in Tampa looking north. New bridges mark the skyline since the original episode was filmed. The Corvette is shown driving north from Bay Street as Linc and Quiepo (Alejandro Rey) head downtown to the courthouse.

Google Earth Street View - Bayshore North


Bay Street House - 1963
Bay Street House - 1963

Bay Street House - 2009
Bay Street House - 2009

Bay Street House

This building now stands at 509 Bay Street on the spot where the white frame house used to be. This is where Tod, Linc and the Jai Alai players were staying. The old house was torn down some time before 1995 to make way for a bridge ramp that leads across the channel to Tampa General Hospital.

Google Earth Street View - Bay Street House


Bay Street - 1963
Bay Street - 1963

Bay Street - 2009
Bay Street - 2009

Bay Street

This is the view looking east on Bay Street today. Two new bridges have been added leading to Tampa General Hospital (seen through the trees) but the original span is still visible just above the seawall. In the shot with Linc and Quiepo, you can see the original bridge.

Google Earth Street View - Bay Street


View to Bayshore - 1963
View to Bayshore - 1963

View to Bayshore - 2009
View to Bayshore - 2009

View to Bayshore

This is the view from the site of the original rooming house where the boys were staying. The view has changed slightly due to the addition of the new bridge but you can still see Davis Island in the distance (just under the bridge). We are standing on Bay Street looking south.

Davis Island - 1963
Davis Island - 1963

Davis Island - 2009
Davis Island - 2009

Davis Island

The scene of Alejandro Rey exiting a Tampa cab was shot in an area of Tampa known as Davis Island. Rey's character was coming to meet Tod and Linc at the Davis Island Yacht Club to convince them to help him bring a relative into the US from Cuba.

Many of the houses in this area are still standing but many have been replaced with much larger structures (middle background).

The old hotel on the right side of the frame is now an assisted living facility. I'm standing inside the hallway in the same spot where the film crew was positioned when they shot this scene.

Google Earth Street View - Davis Island


Yacht Club Entrance - 2009
Yacht Club Entrance - 2009

Davis Island

The view through the portal leading to the Davis Island Marina. This is at the corner of Columbia Drive and Bosphourous Ave. Alejandro Rey's character exits a Tampa cab to meet Linc and Tod to convince them to help him bring a Cuban girl into the US. I've included a view of the portal/building. The dock where the actors talked is no longer there.

Courthouse steps - 1963
Courthouse steps - 1963

Courthouse steps - 2009
Courthouse steps - 2009

Courthouse Steps

The old courthouse in downtown Tampa is located at the intersection of Twiggs St. and Florida Ave. Very little has changed apart from a railing and more palm trees. In the background you can see Sacred Heart Church.

Google Earth Street View - Cab at Davis


Florida Ave. / Twiggs St. - 1963
Florida Ave. / Twiggs St. - 1963

Florida Ave. / Twiggs St. - 2009
Florida Ave. / Twiggs St. - 2009

Florida Ave. / Twiggs St.

This is the scene where Linc and Quiepo park in front of the courthouse. The large hotel seen in the background is long gone (Hotel Hillsborough) and replaced by a lovely parking lot. Barely visible in either photo is the Tampa City Hall which is one of the only "old" buildings left in downtown Tampa. We are looking south on Florida Ave. standing in front of the Courthouse.

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