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Ybor City's First Fire Station

1888

 
 
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 30, 2021
1. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker after restoration
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).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkHispanic AmericansWomen.
 
Location. 27° 57.663′ N, 82° 26.659′ 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. 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). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
2. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion (here, next to this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (a few steps from this marker); José Martí (within shouting distance of this marker); “Cuba” (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Club and El Pasaje (within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away). 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.
 
Additional keywords. N 27° 57.663 W 082° 26.659
 
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker new location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2021
3. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker new location
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, June 4, 2010
4. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker
The marker stands next to the Ybor Square commercial and retail building.
Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, June 4, 2010
5. Ybor City's First Fire Station Marker
Historic Marker and TECO Line Streetcar #433 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, June 21, 2010
6. Historic Marker and TECO Line Streetcar #433
The tracks pass along East 8th Avenue.
Ybor Square Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, April 26, 2009
7. 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 June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   3. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   6. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   7. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022