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Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory, Tampa (1941)
Perhaps most famous for Elvis Presley’s gyrations on its stage in 1955, Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory was dedicated the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, just in time to support Tampa’s National Guard during World War II. This imposing 78,000-square-foot Art Deco structure sits on a 10-acre site in West Tampa originally used by Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders as a camp and drill ground. After the war, the National Guard generously opened the vast building to the community for a wide variety of uses including rock and roll concerts, wrestling matches and political events — including a speech made by JFK four days before his fatal trip to Dallas. Current plans envision a transformation of this enormous space by the Tampa Jewish Federation into a pre-school, wellness center, and event, sports and arts facility.
Rules are rules and cigars kill.
Non judicial killings or any killing is wrong. The U.S. military treats combatants better than…
It is on the wrong side of Florida. It is supposed to run along U.S…
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