Title: A Drawing of the Emilio Pons Cigar Factory.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/SF70000340/00001
 Material Information
Title: A Drawing of the Emilio Pons Cigar Factory.
Physical Description: 1 drawing ( 12 x 20 cm )
Creator: Cigar City Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date: 1890
Subject: Drawing ( Art, Communication Artifact )   ( nmc )
Emilio Pons Cigar Factory (Northwest corner of Armenia Avenue and Pine Street   ( nmc )
Cigar industy   ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage: Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa
General Note: This cigar-making industry has contributed materially to the development and growth of Tampa during the last five years, and it promises much greater benefit in the future. It was in October, 1885, that Martinez Ybor & Co., who began manufacturing in Havana in 1854, and afterward put up a large factory in Key West, came to Tampa to investigate the resources and advantages offered for cigar-making. They soon afterward purchased forty acres of land in the Fourth Ward, cleared it of the pines, wild-oats and gophers, and built a factory, a large boarding-house or hotel, and several small cottages for the workmen whom they brought from Key West and Havana. The venture proved a success from the start and improvements were added. The original factory, a wooden structure, is now the opera house, and a large brick factory has succeeded the first one, where the daily output of the 450 cigar makers employed is40,000 to 50,000 cigars. Then came Sanchez & Haya, Emilio Pons, and others, and all declare that they are doing an excellent business.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: SF70000340
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: C24-05718

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