Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hotel De La Havana Historical Marker at Ybor City National Historic Landmark District

Hotel De La Havana

1887 – 1891

During the fabulous pioneer days of Ybor City, the famed Hotel De La Havana was located on this corner. The three story frame structure was the first hotel erected in the Latin Quarter. The proprietors were Jose Rubin and Jacinto Olavarria.

The hotel was the headquarters for newly arrived tobacco workers and Cuban political exiles. The building was destroyed during Ybor City's first great fire in November 1891.

Erected by Las Novedades Restaurant

JG: The hotel was located at present day North 15th Street and 7th Avenue.

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