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The Coming of the Italians

 
 
The Coming of the Italians Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
1. The Coming of the Italians Marker
Inscription.  With the advent of the cigar industry in 1886, the Italians were attracted in mass to the environs of Ybor City. They found employment in cigar factories, the building of the Tampa Bay Hotel, the construction of railroads, and farming.

The Italians settled in the eastern area of Ybor City, then called "La Pachata" in honor of a Cuban rent collector and the first settler in the area.

Their descendants have achieved high political positions and notable success in the fields of finance, commerce, and various professions. Their contributions to the growth and cultural life of the Tampa Community have been substantial.
 
Erected by To The Memory Of Don Giovanni A. Grimaldi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 27° 57.616′ N, 82° 26.157′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue near North 21st Street, on the right when traveling west. Located in Ybor City Historic District
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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 1937 Antifascist Women's March (a few steps from this marker); The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rough Riders Rode By Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia Restaurant (about 300 feet away); Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Joven Francesa Bakery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Most Holy Name (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
The Coming of the Italians Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 28, 2008
2. The Coming of the Italians Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,596 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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