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Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory

 
 
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By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
1. Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker
The marker is capped with the logo of the Tampa Historical Society.
Inscription. Emilio Pons, a pioneer Tampa cigar manufacturer, and an outstanding public servant, established the first cigar factory of local origin on this site in 1887.
Here on October 12, 1894, Jose Marti, the Cuban liberator, delivered his last Ybor City revolutionary speech from the readers' pulpit amidst the wild acclaim of the Cuban cigar-makers. The final words of his prophetic speech were: "We shall triumph! Their hammer blows will be met by a destructive file of steel."
 
Erected by The Tampa Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 57.545′ N, 82° 26.425′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North 17th Street north of East 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the grass between the street and sidewalk. It is directly across 17th Street from Jalapenos De Ybor, a Mexican restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1605 North 17th Street, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orestes Ferrara (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Ybor City Railroad Station (about 400 feet away); B.F. Marcos Building
Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
2. Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker
Mexican food is served across the street at Jalapenos De Ybor restaurant.
(about 500 feet away); L’Unione Italiana (about 500 feet away); Italian Club Life In Tampa (about 600 feet away); Vicente Martinez-Ybor (about 600 feet away); Centro Español de Tampa (about 600 feet away); Roland M. Manteiga (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the Historic Ybor neighborhood of Tampa, along the boundary of the Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District).
 
Regarding Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory. Upon the site where Emilio Pons' cigar factory once stood there is now a modern industrial warehouse, the headquarters of Colombia Jobbing Co., a concessions/foodservice supplier.
 
Additional keywords. Ybor City Historic District
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansIndustry & CommercePatriots & Patriotism
 
Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
3. Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker
Looking south, to the corner of East 5th Avenue and North 17th Street
Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
4. Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker
On the site of the old factory now stands a modern warehouse.
Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
5. Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory Marker
Looking north along North 17th Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,112 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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