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Ybor City Historic District - Tampa, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 57.621 W 082° 26.777
17R E 357737 N 3093652
Quick Description: Historic Latin Quarter in Tampa FL
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 12:33:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM2N65
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 32

Long Description:
Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, an influential cigar manufacturer and Cuban exile, moved his cigar business from Key West to Tampa in 1885. Other cigar factory owners quickly followed suit and before long "Mr. Ybor's City" was the "cigar capital of the world" populated by thousands of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and German immigrants. That reputation endured until the emergence of Fidel Castro and the embargo on Cuban tobacco and is now designated as one of three National Historic Landmark districts in Florida.

Today, Ybor City is a fusion of Tampa's past and present where the majestic architecture of cigar factories, wrought iron balconies and brick-lined walkways, meet modern-day galleries, shops and restaurants to form a unique and extraordinary entertainment district.

Street address:
6th Ave., 13th St., 10th Ave. and 22nd St., E. Broadway between 13th and 22nd Sts
Tampa, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Hillsborough

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering, Person

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Health Care, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Social

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Social

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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