Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
El Centro Asturiano de Tampa
The society built the present three-story yellow brick and stone building on the corner of Palm and Nebraska Avenues in 1914 after a fire destroyed the original clubhouse building. Designed in the Neoclassical style, the building features stylized classical columns and a sweeping stone stair leading to the main entrance. Major interior spaces include a grand theater, ballroom, and cantina with a 50-foot onyx bar. With a membership open to all, El Centro Asturiano quickly became the center of Spanish theater and opera hosting some of the finest performers in the nation. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1998 by The City of Tampa
Ybor City Development Corporation
Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State. (Marker Number F-386.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 27° 57.729′ N, 82° 27.067′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North Nebraska Avenue and East Palm Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Nebraska Avenue. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the building, adjacent and perpendicular to a lighted sign for the Centro Asturiano and its restaurant, Latam at the Centro. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1913 North Nebraska 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. German-American Club (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Junior High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ybor City Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rough Riders (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Casa de Pedroso (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding El Centro Asturiano de Tampa.
Korean War Hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Marine 1st Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez (for whom a Historical Marker was erected in downtown Tampa), was a member of El Centro Asturiano, and is buried in one of the two cemeteries established for the club.
Additional keywords. Ybor City Historic District
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