Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
El Centro Asturiano de Tampa
The society built the present three-story yellow brick and stone building on the corner of Palm and Nebraska Avenues in 1914 after a fire destroyed the original clubhouse building. Designed in the Neoclassical style, the building features stylized classical columns and a sweeping stone stair leading to the main entrance. Major interior spaces include a grand theater, ballroom, and cantina with a 50-foot onyx bar. With a membership open to all, El Centro Asturiano quickly became the center of Spanish theater and opera hosting some of the finest performers in the nation. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1998 by The City of Tampa
Ybor City Development Corporation
and Florida Department of State,
Sandra B. Mortham, Secretary of State. (Marker Number F-386.)
Location. 27° 57.729′ N, 82° Touch for map. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the building, adjacent and perpendicular to a lighted sign for the Centro Asturiano and its restaurant, Latam at the Centro. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1913 North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German-American Club (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Junior High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ybor City Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sociedad La Union Marti~Maceo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rough Riders (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Casa de Pedroso (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding El Centro Asturiano de Tampa. In addition to its listing with the National Register of Historic Places, El Centro Asturiano de Tampa is a contributing structure within the Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District).
Additional keywords. Ybor City Historic District
Categories. • 20th Century • Arts, Letters, Music • Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings • Science & Medicine •
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