Title: Spanish Club House, Centro Espanol De, Tampa.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/SF70000267/00001
 Material Information
Title: Spanish Club House, Centro Espanol De, Tampa.
Physical Description: 1 photograph ( 20 x 12 cm )
Creator: Florida Photograph Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date: 1900
Subjects / Keywords: Print, Photographic ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact )   ( nmc )
Centro Espanol (14th Street at 7th Avenue)   ( nmc )
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Mutual aid societies   ( lctgm )
Streets -- 14th Street   ( lctgm )
Streets -- 7th Avenue   ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage: Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa
General Note: Latin immigrants coming to work in Ybor City's cigar factories in the late 1800s faced a strange and frightening world. Alligators and wild hogs wandered in from nearby swamps. Suspicious Anglo-Tampans were just as unfriendly. The newcomers had no source of medical aid, community support or entertainment. But they coped, indeed thrived, by creating mutual aid societies. The Latin clubs provided social centers as well as medical care and other support. Through them, cigarworkers could buy medical coverage for as little as 10 cents a week. The centers included clinics, libraries, gyms, dance halls and auditoriums. Separate hospitals were built. Clubs sponsored speeches, plays and concerts, often booking internationally known performers.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: SF70000267
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: F18-011

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