Title: The Office of the Florida Brewing company.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/SF70000209/00001
 Material Information
Title: The Office of the Florida Brewing company.
Physical Description: 1 photograph ( 7 x 12 cm )
Creator: Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date: 1897
Subject: Print, Photographic ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact )   ( nmc )
Office buildings   ( lctgm )
Florida Brewing Company (13th Street and 5th Avenue)   ( lctgm )
Brewing Industry   ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage: Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa
General Note: The Florida Brewing Company, organized in 1896, was the natural outgrowth of an industrial boom in the Tampa area. Prior to that time Tampa was "a sleepy little settlement and life was in strict accord with the waves of the... bay.'1 The population in 1890 was a mere 5,532. In 1896 several cigar industrialists incorporated the Florida Brewing Company with stated capital stock of 200,000.5 The two acre site chosen, at 5th Avenue and 13th Street in Ybor City, was adjacent to Government Spring. It was so named because it supplied water to government forces as far back as 1824. At this site, Indians had performed sacred rituals, generals had planned strategies for the Seminole Indian War, men were hanged and it even served as a swimming and health resort one year.6 The pure spring water was a major influence in the purported excellent taste of the brewery's product. The site was also important in that it was next to the railroad which provided excellent shipping capabilities.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: SF70000209
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of South Florida
Holding Location: University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
Rights Management: All rights reserved. 2005.
Resource Identifier: P21-0212

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