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Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory

 
 
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By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
1. Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory Marker
Inscription. This is the second Gato cigar factory located on this site. The first structure was a wooden factory built in 1884 and destroyed by fire in 1915. The second factory was built as a hurricane and fire proof structure in 1920. It features large windows and a central open-air courtyard to capture the best light to select premium tobacco leaves. The factory employed 500 cigar artisans and produced sixty thousand hand rolled cigars by 1890.
-Circa 1871-

 
Erected by Key West Historic Marker. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 24° 33.043′ N, 81° 47.828′ W. Marker is in Key West, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Simonton Street and Virginia Street, on the right when traveling south on Simonton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Simonton Street, Key West FL 33040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E.H. Gato Cigar Factory (a few steps from this marker); Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); War of 1898 (about 700 feet away); Convent Of Mary Immaculate (about 800 feet
Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz, September 26, 2016
2. Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory Marker
away); Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eduardo H. Gato House (approx. mile away); The History of the Southernmost Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Southernmost Point (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Key West.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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