The Birth Of Ybor City

The Birth Of Ybor City (HM5GS)

Location: Tampa, FL 33605 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 57.628', W 82° 26.578'

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In Oct. 1885, John T. Lesley sold to V. Martinez Ybor & Co. the first tract of land on which was built the original Ybor City. Purchased for $9,000 cash, Tampa citizens underwrote $4,000 of this amount to the new owners in pledged land and notes. Totaling 40 acres (of which Lesley donated 10) the site was bounded here on the East by California (15th) St., West by Leroy (11th) St., South by Kentucky (6th) Ave. and North by Texas (10th) Ave. The main thoroughfare was named Georgia (Broadway - 7th) Ave. Other purchases later enlarged the Latin Quarter and on the new plat, street designations were changed from names to numbers.
HM NumberHM5GS
Year Placed1963
Placed ByHillsborough County Historic Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 358063 N 3093661
Decimal Degrees27.96046667, -82.44296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 57.628', W 82° 26.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 57' 37.68" N, 82° 26' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1812 N 15th St, Tampa FL 33605, US
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