Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Andres Diaz Building
Erected 1996 by the Tampa Historical Society and the West Tampa Centennial Society.
Marker donated by D. Russell and Karin Stahl.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 27° 58.055′ N, 82° 29.347′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North Habana Avenue and West Kathleen Street, on the left when traveling northTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3102 North Habana Avenue, Tampa FL 33607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Tampa Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan Cigar Factory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centro Español de West Tampa (approx. half a mile away); Hugh C. Macfarlane (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Guida (approx. 0.7 miles away); Academy of The Holy Names (approx. ¾ mile away); The Beginning of the Cigar Industry in West Tampa (approx. ¾ mile away); West Tampa Free Public Library (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is located outside the front of the building, to the left when facing the entry stairway. The marker is capped with the seal of the former city of West Tampa.
Regarding The Andres Diaz Building. Andres Diaz & Co. sold the building to the Francisco Arango Company. Among the other companies which later called the building home was the Tampa Cuba Cigar Company.
More recently, the building was the Tampa home of the Church of Scientology. They have since relocated into a larger building (also a former cigar factory) in Tampa's Ybor City area.
The Andres Diaz Building is a Contributing Structure to the West Tampa Historic District, a National Historic District.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 4,710 times since then and 282 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.