Historic Ybor

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The District isnamed for cigar factory owner Vincente M. Ybor, as it was built to house his factories and their workers. His factory moved from Key West to present day Ybor City in 1886. Other manufacturers of hand-rolled cigars soon followed, and by the end of the 19th century Ybor City and Tampa were the worlds largest producer. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Ybor City was home to many Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants, most of whom came to work in the area's numerous cigar factories. With the advent of mechanization, the cigar factories closed.

Ybor City is Tampa's National Historic Landmark District. Also known as Florida's Latin Quarter, Ybor City visitors and residents experience an environment rich with culture and history, due to its wrought iron balconies, globe streetlights, brick-lined walkways and architecture of cigar factories, social clubs and other unique buildings. Today, Ybor City is a shopping, dining and entertainment district where the art of premium hand-rolled cigar continues and the nightlife is as colorful as the Spanish Flamenco dancers.


Neighborhood notifications or "Good Neighbor Notices" regarding any of the official associations/communities within the City of Tampa boundaries are REQUIRED to be sent to the official associations/communities. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding neighborhood notifications, please call the Land Development Coordination & Zoning Department at 813-274-8725 for assistance. 

Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association, Inc.
Contact Information
(updated Thursday, April 02, 2009)

Tony LaColla, President
Thomas Kneuppel, Secretary/Treasurer

Historic Ybor Neighborhood Civic Association, Inc.
Meeting Information
(updated Tuesday, March 09, 2010)

NOTE: Meeting locations vary

Meeting occur every last Thursday of each month at 6:30pm

2009 meetings are in January, March, May , July, September and November.

Please contact the neighborhood association president for additional meeting information or visit their website at www.hynca.com

December 2014 Activities

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Historic Ybor

Historic Ybor Map with Boundaries

Historic Ybor Map with Boundaries

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