The Andres Diaz Building

The Andres Diaz Building (HMVN9)

Location: Tampa, FL 33607 Hillsborough County
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N 27° 58.055', W 82° 29.347'

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In 1908 John Drew built this cigar factory for Andres Diaz and company of New York. One of the most modern of its day, it produced fine Havana cigars under the labels Terreno, Flor de A. Diaz and La Flor de Scott. West Tampa was becoming the Ciudad de Cigars, a world center for fine Havana cigar production. It attracted 178 cigar factories that employed some 8,000 workers. A. Diaz closed its operation in 1925, after which the building housed a number of other factories. Renovations began in 1980 to turn this architectural landmark into an office building.
HM NumberHMVN9
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Tampa Historical Society and the West Tampa Centennial Society.
Marker donated by D. Russell and Karin Stahl
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 353533 N 3094504
Decimal Degrees27.96758333, -82.48911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 58.055', W 82° 29.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 58' 3.30" N, 82° 29' 20.82" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3102 N Habana Ave, Tampa FL 33607, US
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