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The Coming of the Italians

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
1. The Coming of the Italians Marker
Inscription. With the advent of the cigar industry in 1886, the Italians were attracted in mass to the environs of Ybor City. They found employment in cigar factories, the building of the Tampa Bay Hotel, the construction of railroads, and farming.

The Italians settled in the eastern area of Ybor City, then called "La Pachata" in honor of a Cuban rent collector and the first settler in the area.

Their descendants have achieved high political positions and notable success in the fields of finance, commerce, and various professions. Their contributions to the growth and cultural life of the Tampa Community have been substantial.
 
Erected by To The Memory Of Don Giovanni A. Grimaldi.
 
Location. 27° 57.616′ N, 82° 26.157′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue near North 21st Street, on the right when traveling west. 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. The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rough Riders Rode By Here (about
The Coming of the Italians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
2. The Coming of the Italians Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia Restaurant (about 300 feet away); Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Joven Francesa Bakery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ybor Centennial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fire Station No. 4 (approx. 0.2 miles 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 1,220 times since then and 10 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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