Prominent historical figures in Tampa will be honored with statues along Riverwalk
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12/03/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveils six statues honoring contributors to the city's development.


photo by Janelle Irwin

Six prominent historical figures in Tampa were honored in downtown Tuesday by the unveiling of brass busts in their likeness. All of the Tampans contributed to the community through either philanthropy or political activism.

More than 100 community leaders and relatives of those being honored crowded a patio along the Riverwalk behind the Tampa Convention Center to see the six statues that will be placed along the Hillsborough River. Each statue was designed from photos and survivor descriptions and was built atop solid granite slabs to be the exact height of its honoree.

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