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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The West Tampa Boys Club

 
 
The West Tampa Boys Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 19, 2016
1. The West Tampa Boys Club Marker
Inscription. On this site, the West Tampa Boys Club was organized around 1923 at the Rosa Valdez Settlement, a Methodist mission. From 1926 until 1944, the club was a major project of the Tampa Rotary Club. Under leadership of E.S. "Pep" Krantz and Charles "Stretch" Murphy, it became Florida's largest. With club sponsorship, Tony Pereira started Boy Scout Troop 38 here in 1930. West Tampa Boys Club became part of Boys Clubs of Tampa, Inc. in 1944.
 
Erected 1991 by Jose and Mirta Gonzalez and sponsored by the Tampa Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 57.481′ N, 82° 28.892′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on West Union Street west of North Albany Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the playground of the Rosa Valdez Early Childhood Learning Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1802 N Albany Ave, Tampa FL 33607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Beginning of the Cigar Industry in West Tampa (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Academy of The Holy Names (about 600 feet away); Centro Español de West Tampa (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morgan Cigar Factory
The West Tampa Boys Club Marker in playground image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 19, 2016
2. The West Tampa Boys Club Marker in playground
(approx. half a mile away); Rough Rider Encampment (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rough Riders Encampment ~ (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Andres Diaz Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Guida (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on May 6, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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