Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ybor City Historic District
The Ybor City Historic District includes more than 1,300 building, nearly a thousand of which are historic.The buildings include the largest collection of cigar factories and related industrial structures in the United States; a major collection of commercial and commercial-residential structures; a group of ethnic clubhouses; and historic worker housing. Many structures, built between 1886 and World War I, display Spanish and Cuban influences, such as wrought-iron balconies, even though many architects in the area were "Anglos."
The Ybor City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. For its importance in the nation's immigration movement, the National Park Service declared Ybor City a National Historic Landmark District in 1990.
Erected 1998 by and Sponsored by City of Tampa Ybor City Development
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 27° 57.612′ N, 82° 26.776′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue (a.k.a. La Séptima) just east of Nuccio Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is located in Tampa's Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District). Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rough Riders (within shouting distance of this marker); Sociedad La Union Marti~Maceo (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose Marti (about 400 feet away); Antonio Maceo Grajales (about 400 feet away); La Casa de Pedroso (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 400 feet away); “Cuba” (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Also see . . . Ybor City: Cigar Capital of the World. National Park Service entry (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,186 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on June 9, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 8, 9. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.