Title: Factory Number 1 of the Sanchez & Haya cigar Factory, the first cigar factory in Tampa.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/SF70000326/00001
 Material Information
Title: Factory Number 1 of the Sanchez & Haya cigar Factory, the first cigar factory in Tampa.
Physical Description: 1 photograph ( 7 x 12 cm )
Creator: Cigar City Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date: 1890
Subjects / Keywords: Print, Photographic ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact )   ( nmc )
Sanchez and Haya Company, Factory no. 1 ( corner of 7th Avenue and 15th Street)   ( nmc )
Cigar industry   ( lctgm )
Streets -- 7th Avenue   ( lctgm )
Streets -- 15th Street   ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage: Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa
General Note: Don Vicente Martinez Ybor purchased the first land, 40 acres, approximately two miles northeast of Tampa. Haya allowed Ybor to take the first step in real estate, once he was convinced of its success, he purchased land, forming the Sanchez and Haya Real Estate Company. Haya then constructed a two story wooden factory at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 15th Street. During construction, he visited a local Tampa banker, Thomas Taliaferro, to inform him that he and Sr. Ybor need an institution of credit to facilitate the transactions involving purchases, sales, collections, and wages for their employees. At first, Taliaferro was unsure about the success of the cigar business in Tampa, but when Haya assured him that initial salaries would amount to more than $10,000 a month, Taliaferro, who was planning to move to Jacksonville, now decided his future was in Tampa. Thanks to the influence of Sr. Haya, he became a successful Tampa banker, and founder of today's First National Bank7Sr. Haya not only convinced Tampa businessmen of the success which the cigar business would generate, but he was also thefirst manufacturer to produce cigars in Tampa. Although he and Sr. Ybor completed the construction of their factories at the same time, Haya received the title of "Factory Number One" because he used tobacco which had already been stripped of its stems in making the first cigars; (it was also stated that he was first because a strike at the Ybor factory hindered the production of cigars). Sr. Haya and his partner not only made a fortune from the production of cigars, but they also developed a real estate business, the Haya and Sanchez Real Estate Company, which induced other manufacturers to move to Ybor City. Real estate proved to be a profitable business enterprise for the Latin manufacturerand his associate.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: SF70000326
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: C24-05696

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