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  1. A ceramic cat has survived on the roof of the Adams and Jennings funeral home in Tampa, for 70 years.  They knocked down the old building, and put the cat on the new structure.
  2. A student searches for textbooks for another Nature Coast Technical High School student Wednesday morning.
  3. Left to right: Wilford Brimley in "Cocoon," Johnny Depp in "Edward Scissorhands" and George Clooney in "Ocean's 11."
  4. A composite photo of the circular neighborhood today (left) and the original plat map design for the same area from 1923.
  5. A Sunstar Ambulance turns the corner for Mease Countryside Hospital Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Safety Harbor.
  6. A reader wanted to know a breakdown of Florida Lottery funds.
  7. "Florida Wonders" is a Tampa Bay Times series where readers can ask questions and we will answer them.
  8. Localtopia is St. Pete's largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local,” showcasing over 200 independent businesses and community organizations.
  9. Feb. 18, 2020• Life & Culture
    Jose Perfino, alias El Indio, and Mr. Hubbard, both have grave markers that refer to them as Cuban pirates who died in 1850 in Tampa. Their graves are in Oaklawn Cemetery in downtown.
  10. Ever wonder what happens to your toilet water after you flush? You aren't alone.
  11. This aerial view shows the Bayside Bridge looking towards St. Petersburg. DELIVER TO TED CTI- YEAR -END-6/2/93-CLEARWATER-AERIAL VIEW OF BAYSIDE BRIDGE LOOKING TOWARDS ST. PETERSBURG. Times photo by Fred Victorin.
  12. What was life in Florida like without widespread air conditioning? This 1961 photograph offers a clue.
  13. This 1903 image shows a Florida East Coast Railway employee tries to control mosquitoes in Cape Sable.
  14. El aviso del Tyrone Square Mall. [JAY CONNNER | Tampa Bay Times]
  15. The sign for Tyrone Square Mall.
  16. A rainbow shines over Coffee Pot Bayou after an afternoon rain shower on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Coffee Pot Bayou. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
  17. The old St. Petersburg High School on Mirror Lake in 1919 during the school's first year there. After it left the building in 1925, St. Pete High moved into its current home on 5th Avenue.
  18. Workers perform a quality control check on paper and cardboard items at the Waste Management Ybor sorting facility. [Video courtesy of Waste Mangement]
  19. ANGELIQUE HERRING   |   Times
Country folk singer-songwriter John "Lutz" Ritter's "Beautiful Downtown Lutz" album cover sits on top of the table in his studio as he performed his classic song "Beautiful Downtown Lutz" at his studio on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in St. Petersburg.
  20. Left and top right photos courtesy of C.T. Bowen, Times Staff Writer. Middle and Bottom photos from the Times archives.
  21. The minarets at University of Tampa, May 20, 2019. MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE   |   Times
  22. Aerial views of the illuminated pyramid like structure called a ziggurat which sits on the top of the SunTrust Financial Centre on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Tampa. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
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