Centro Ybor

Local nameCentro Ybor
LocationTampa, Florida, United States

Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida, United States, located just northeast of downtown. It was founded in the 1880s by Vicente Martinez-Ybor and other cigar manufacturers and was populated by thousands of immigrants, mainly from Cuba, Spain, and Italy. For the next 50 years, workers in Ybor City's cigar factories rolled hundreds of millions of cigars annually.

Ybor City was unique in the American South as a successful town almost entirely populated and owned by immigrants. The neighborhood had features unusual among contemporary communities in the south, most notably its multi-ethnic and multi-racial population and their many mutual aid societies. The cigar industry employed thousands of well-paid workers, helping Tampa grow from an economically depressed village to a bustling city in about 20 years and giving it the nickname "Cigar City".Ybor City grew and…

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ybor_City

Official Website https://centroybor.com/

Phone +1 813-242-4660

Address 1600 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605, USA

Coordinates 27°57'40.902" N -82°26'28.959" E

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