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Ybor City in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Giunta Homestead and Farm

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, January 31, 2021
1. Giunta Homestead and Farm Marker
Inscription.  In 1907, Salvatore and Vittoria Giunta arrived at Ellis Island from Santo Stefano Quisquina, Sicily. Like many other Sicilian immigrants, they left behind peasant farming for a better future in Ybor City, where work was plentiful. They brought little but their strong work ethic and the seeds of the crops that had always sustained their family. Sicilian families settled on the east side of Ybor City, beyond the cigar factories and worker housing. They had a variety of jobs, even as laborers on the local celery farms.
After years of work, Salvatore and Vittoria saved enough to buy land at the corner of 11th Avenue and 24th Street, where they farmed heirloom produce and herbs to supplement their income. They gradually bought more land and, in 1924, built a home for their growing family. Like many of their Sicilian neighbors, the Giuntas grew their own food, raised chickens, baked bread in an outdoor oven, and were largely self-sufficient. The homestead of nearly an entire block contained the house, auxiliary buildings, farm fields, and an orchard. For over a century, the Giunta family has carried on their farming tradition in Ybor City. The
Giunta Homestead and Farm and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 31, 2021
2. Giunta Homestead and Farm and Marker
Giunta Homestead and Farm tells the story of many early Sicilian immigrants lives in east Ybor City.
 
Erected 2020 by City of Tampa and the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 27° 57.782′ N, 82° 25.916′ W. Marker is in Ybor City, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East 11th Avenue and North 24th Street, on the right when traveling east on East 11th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 East 11th Avenue, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbia Restaurant (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rough Riders Rode By Here (approx. ¼ mile away); The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago (approx. ¼ mile away); The Coming of the Italians (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Benedict the Moor School (approx. 0.4 miles away); La Joven Francesa Bakery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ybor Centennial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Giunta Farm. (Submitted on February 6, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Giunta Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 31, 2021
3. Giunta Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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