A Guide to Historic Tampa

A Guide to Historic Tampa

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Tampa ?the town that began as a Civil War garrison, housed a cigar manufacturer's dream, and became a city oasis in paradise. Tampa is a spicy mix of cultures and traditions, some from as far away as the tip of South America?others as homegrown as the cigars from old Ybor City. Whether you want to discover the city's secrets, reminisce with the locals, or explore streets that retain the historic flavor of Old Florida, Author and local historian Steve Rajtar guides you through the history and historic sites of beautiful old Tampa, with wonderful vintage photographs and street-by-street details of ?The Cigar City.?Smoke from the fires made the landing difficult and Beachey pushed for the use of artificial lighting for any subsequent night flights. LIBRARY. In 1905 Tampa Tribune society editor Louise Frances Dodge began a drive to establish a city library. In 1912 the voters of ... In 1914 the first library opened in West Tampa, built with $17, 500 from Andrew Carnegie, a close friend of Hugh C. Macfarlane. Located at 1718 North Howard Avenue, it was designed by Fred J. James. The main libraryanbsp;...

Title:A Guide to Historic Tampa
Author:Steve Rajtar
Publisher:The History Press - 2007


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