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Ybor City's First Fire Station

1888

 
 
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
1. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker
Inscription. The Mirta Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Station was established on this site. The station was named in honor of the youngest daughter of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, founder of Ybor City. Capt. Frank Puglisi headed the fire fighters. Volunteer firemen from Havana, Cuba took part in the colorful dedication ceremonies.
 
Erected 1961 by The Lions Club of Ybor City (through a project of the Ybor City Rotary Club).
 
Location. 27° 57.663′ N, 82° 26.687′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 8th Avenue west of Avenida República de Cuba (North 14th Street), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the Ybor Square building, adjacent to the tracks of the TECO Line Streetcar System. The marker is located within the 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. “Cuba” (a few steps from this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 4, 2010
2. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker
The marker stands next to the Ybor Square commercial and retail building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (within shouting distance of this marker); Antonio Maceo Grajales (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Marti (within shouting distance of this marker); José Martí (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the emblem of the Ybor City Rotary Club, which features the flags of the USA, Cuba, and historical variants of the flags of Italy and Spain, the steamship Hutchinson, and a cigar.
 
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Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 4, 2010
3. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker
Historic Marker and TECO Line Streetcar #433 image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 21, 2010
4. Historic Marker and TECO Line Streetcar #433
The tracks pass along East 8th Avenue.
Ybor Square Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2009
5. Ybor Square Building
The site of Ybor City's first fire station later became home to a cigar factory, the building which today houses Ybor Square, a commercial and retail complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,155 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   4. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   5. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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