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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ybor City Historic District

 
 
Ybor City Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
1. Ybor City Historic District Marker
Inscription. Vincente Martinez-Ybor, a wealthy Spanish cigar manufacturer from New York and Key West, began development of Ybor City in 1885. On April 12,1886, 500 Cuban cigarmakers boarded the sidewheeler Hutchinson in Key West and sailed for Tampa. Over 3,000 workers arrived by the end of 1886. Cigar factories and home construction flourished and businesses thrived. Ybor City became known as the "Cigar Capitol of the World."

The Ybor City Historic District includes more than 1,300 building, nearly a thousand of which are historic.The buildings include the largest collection of cigar factories and related industrial structures in the United States; a major collection of commercial and commercial-residential structures; a group of ethnic clubhouses; and historic worker housing. Many structures, built between 1886 and World War I, display Spanish and Cuban influences, such as wrought-iron balconies, even though many architects in the area were "Anglos."

The Ybor City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. For its importance in the nation's immigration movement, the National Park Service declared Ybor City a National Historic Landmark District in 1990.
 
Erected 1998 by and Sponsored by City of Tampa Ybor City Development
Ybor City Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Ybor City Historic District Marker
Corp. (Marker Number F-388.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 27° 57.612′ N, 82° 26.776′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue (a.k.a. La Sιptima) just east of Nuccio Parkway. Click for map. Marker is located in Tampa's Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District). Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rough Riders (within shouting distance of this marker); Sociedad La Union Marti~Maceo (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose Marti (about 400 feet away); Antonio Maceo Grajales (about 400 feet away); La Casa de Pedroso (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 400 feet away); “Cuba” (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  Ybor City: Cigar Capital of the World. National Park Service entry (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable Places
 
Ybor City Historic District Gateway spanning E. Broadway Ave. ( 7th Ave.) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Ybor City Historic District Gateway spanning E. Broadway Ave. ( 7th Ave.)
Ybor City Historic District, nearby building art image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Ybor City Historic District, nearby building art
Ybor City Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
5. Ybor City Historic District Marker
This landmark gateway was made possible by the efforts and support from the following entities: City of Tampa • City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency • Economic Development Administration • United States Department of Commerce • TECO Energy • Ybor City Development Corporation •
Architect: Cooper Johnson Smith Architects, Inc. • Contractor: Apollo Construction and Engineering Services, Inc. •
January 2000
Ybor City Historic Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
6. Ybor City Historic Gateway Marker
Ybor City Historic District Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
7. Ybor City Historic District Gateway Marker
Ybor City Historic District Centro Ybor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
8. Ybor City Historic District Centro Ybor
Todays modern look , the Movie Complex
Ybor City Historic District , Marketplace image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
9. Ybor City Historic District , Marketplace
 
 
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