Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Morgan Cigar Factory
A Symbol of Tampa's Romantic Cigar Industry
After Morgan vacated this building, it was occupied by six other cigar factories. In 1991, Advanced Promotional Concepts, Inc., purchased the building and restored it to its original state.
Sponsored by the West Tampa Historical Society,
March 11, 1993
Erected 1993 by Advanced Promotional Concepts, Inc. and the West Tampa Historical Society.
Location. 27° 57.925′ N, 82° 28.976′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Howard Avenue north of West St. Louis Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2802 North Howard Avenue, Tampa FL 33607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centro Español de West Tampa (approx. ¼ mile away); The Andres Diaz Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Academy of The Holy Names The West Tampa Boys Club (approx. half a mile away); The Beginning of the Cigar Industry in West Tampa (approx. half a mile away); West Tampa Centennial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hugh C. Macfarlane (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); George Guida (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is located outside the front of the building, to the right of the front stairway when viewed from Howard Avenue. The marker is capped with the seal of the former city of West Tampa.
Regarding Morgan Cigar Factory. The Morgan Cigar Co. moved from Seattle, WA, to West Tampa in 1905. They would initially set up shop in a smaller structure before building their factory in 1907. Upon outgrowing the young structure three years later, they did not have to look far to find larger accommodations. Fourteen blocks south along Howard Avenue they found a factory built in 1903 which was formerly the home of the Berriman Bros. Cigar Co.
While the old Morgan factory may no longer produce
The Morgan Cigar Factory building is a Contributing Structure within the West Tampa Historic District (a National Historic District).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 19 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.