Florida Conversations: Burgert Brothers: Another Look


MAY, 2021


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST



Offered both in person
and online.

Photo of the Burgert Brothers taken by their father at Plant Park on July 17, 1911.

Presented by Chip Weiner & Rodney Kite-Powell

Local photographer Chip Weiner dug into the Burgert Brothers Photographic Collection – a massive photo archive of Tampa Bay that spans the 1880s through the 1960s – to create a series of before-and-after views of Tampa. Some iconic structures – like cigar factories or the University of Tampa – remain, while other sites are unrecognizable. The History Center’s Rodney Kite-Powell talks with Weiner about Tampa’s changing landscape.

Florida Conversations is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues.

For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.