Historic Central Avenue
Central Avenue may no longer exist in downtown Tampa, but its history can still be told. An article at The Delta Blues web site describes some of this area’s background, and The Historical Marker Database provides information on Central Avenue and links to descriptions of historical markers throughout the world. This area for decades was the hub of business and social activity for many African American residents of Tampa, and has a rich history of music, food, and culture. Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., all passed through here over the years.
This mural was painted by Anthony Moore. It’s located on Jefferson Avenue and is part of the City of Tampa Public Art Program.