Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Not in Tallahassee
Earlier this week, Frank at Tampa Daily Photo posted a picture of the beautiful Tampa Bay Hotel. It reminded me of an old photo in one of my grandparents' albums, so I went looking for it yesterday. Here it is, a picture of my grandfather, Troup Lucas Biglow, standing in front of the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1922. He was 22 years old at the time and he was on his honeymoon with my grandmother, Lois Gray Biglow, who probably took the picture. Troup's father, my great-grandfather, was Silas Leland Biglow, a prominent citizen of early Tampa who built the beautiful house also featured here on Tampa Daily Photo. Below is a picture of the house taken in 1914 by my grandfather Troup when he was 14 years old and living in the house.
You can click on both pictures to see a larger version and more detail. Please visit Tampa Daily Photo for more pictures of that beautiful city. Frank always provides great information and wonderful commentary to go along with them. Thanks Frank!