An Aerial view postcard of the Florida Brewing Company complete with logo.

Material Information

An Aerial view postcard of the Florida Brewing Company complete with logo.
Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 postcard ( 7 x 7 cm )


Subjects / Keywords:
Postcard ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact ) ( nmc )
Brewing Industry ( lctgm )
Florida Brewing Company (5th Avenue and 13th Street) ( lctgm )
Railroads ( lctgm )
Logos ( lctgm )
Streets -- 13th Street ( lctgm )
Streets -- 5th 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:
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.
Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
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