Billy Graham Began Here historical marker.

"Billy Graham Began Here" Marker

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Tampa, Florida

This plaque marks the Franklin Street neighborhood from which the 20th century's most famous preacher began his sidewalk crusade. The year was 1939, and the plaque notes that the first recipients of Billy's ministry were "derelicts, drunks and 'Skid Row' bums."

While the sidewalks have been improved, and while Billy went on to become a millionaire and a spiritual counsel to Presidents, this Tampa neighborhood could use a couple more prayers thrown its way.

"Billy Graham Began Here" Marker

Address:
Franklin St., Tampa, FL
Directions:
Downtown. I-275 exit 45A onto Kay St., then a quick left onto Tampa St., then a quick right onto Fortune St. One block in, on the northeast corner of Franklin and Fortune Sts.
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