Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Anthony P. “Tony” Pizzo
1912 - 1994
Erected 1995 by City of Tampa.
Location. 27° 57.659′ N, 82° 26.334′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on E. 8th Ave near Angel Oliva Senior St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa at Ybor Centennial Park. 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. Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony P. Pizzo (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fort King Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fire Station No. 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ybor Centennial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Italian Club Life In Tampa (about 300 feet away); L’Unione Italiana (about 300 feet away); La Joven Francesa Bakery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo. Anthony P. Pizzo was born to Italian parents in Tampa on September
Industrious at an early age, Pizzo sold newspapers on Ybor City's streets to earn spending money. At Stetson University, he worked his way through college by waiting on tables, working in the library and selling shoes. In college, he was elected into the Ye Mystic Krewe Fraternity, the most outstanding organization on the campus, membership in which is based on scholarship, leadership and honorary achievements.
A successful businessman after college, Pizzo was the Tampa agent for the Fidelity Mutual Life Assurance Company and served with the military at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland from 1942 to 1944. Then, back in Tampa, he started his own company, International Brands, and later went to work with Tampa Wholesale Liquors and the House of Midulla Inc. He was a founder and first president of the Tampa Bay International Trade Council; Ybor City Junior Chamber of Commerce.
He was the founder of the Tampa
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons •
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