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Hotel De La Havana

1887 - 1891

 
 
Hotel De La Havana Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2021
1. Hotel De La Havana Marker after restoration
Inscription.  
During the fabulous pioneer days of Ybor City the famed Hotel De La Havana was located on this corner. The three story frame structure was the first hotel erected in the Latin Quarter. Its proprietors were Jose Rubin and Jacinto Olavarria.

The hotel was headquarters for newly arrived tobacco workers and Cuban political exiles. The building was destroyed during Ybor City's first great fire in November 1891.
 
Erected 1961 by Las Novedades Restaurant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1891.
 
Location. 27° 57.631′ N, 82° 26.578′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North 15th Street near East 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa. 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 within walking distance of this marker. The Birth Of Ybor City (here, next to this marker); Dueling in Ybor City (here, next to
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this marker); Tampa's First Cigar Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Sweet Taste of Ybor City (within shouting distance of this marker); Roland M. Manteiga (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centro Español de Tampa (about 400 feet away); Molly Ferrara (about 500 feet away); Vicente Martinez-Ybor (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Hotel De La Havana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
2. Hotel De La Havana Marker
Hotel De La Havana Marker at right; Birth of Ybor City marker at left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
3. Hotel De La Havana Marker at right; Birth of Ybor City marker at left
Hotel De La Havana once stood here image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
4. Hotel De La Havana once stood here
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,991 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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