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The Birth Of Ybor City

 
 
The Birth Of Ybor City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
1. The Birth Of Ybor City Marker
Inscription. In Oct. 1885, John T. Lesley sold to V. Martinez Ybor & Co. the first tract of land on which was built the original Ybor City. Purchased for $9,000 cash, Tampa citizens underwrote $4,000 of this amount to the new owners in pledged land and notes. Totaling 40 acres (of which Lesley donated 10) the site was bounded here on the East by California (15th) St., West by Leroy (11th) St., South by Kentucky (6th) Ave. and North by Texas (10th) Ave. The main thoroughfare was named Georgia (Broadway - 7th) Ave. Other purchases later enlarged the Latin Quarter and on the new plat, street designations were changed from names to numbers.
 
Erected 1963 by Hillsborough County Historic Commission.
 
Location. 27° 57.628′ N, 82° 26.578′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North 15th Street near East 7th Avenue (State Road 574), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa. 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. Hotel De La Havana (here, next to this marker); Tampa's Oldest Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Roland M. Manteiga
The Birth Of Ybor City Marker seen at lower right, near corner of E.7th Ave. & N. 15th St. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
2. The Birth Of Ybor City Marker seen at lower right, near corner of E.7th Ave. & N. 15th St.
Site of where the old Hotel de la Havannah once stood.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centro Espaņol de Tampa (about 400 feet away); Vicente Martinez-Ybor (about 500 feet away); La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion (about 500 feet away); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (about 500 feet away); Site of First Ybor City Railroad Station (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,377 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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