Historic Markers Across Florida



George Guida 1914-1986 "Mr. West Tampa"



Marker ID:  
Location: at the end of George Guida Memorial Drive, west of North MacDill Avenue in Macfarlane Park, Tampa, FL
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.508    W 082° 29.695
  27.95846666    -82.49491666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMQ7ED
 



Text:

The grateful citizenry of Tampa dedicated this roadway to the memory of George Guida for his commitment to improving the quality of life for all. A business and civic leader, banker and builder of many of our public service buildings, such as Jesuit H.S. Athletic Field House, Rey Park Recreation Center, St. Joseph's Convent... The Boys and Girls Clubs of America presented him their Silver Keystone and Bronze Keystone Awards for building their West Tampa and Interbay facilities. With his wife Palmira and children, he lived and worked near this site. An Outstanding Citizen, the Lord graced us with his presence and let George do it... He was "Mr. West Tampa."

The Central Bank of Tampa