Historic Markers Across Florida

Attempt on the Life of Jose Marti 1893

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Location: In front of Cuban Club at 14th St., Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.735    W 082° 26.652
  27.96225    -82.4442
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5XH7


In a small, isolated cottage located in this vicinity, an attempt to poison Jose Marti, the leader of the Cuban Insurrection of 1895, was made by two Spanish agents. Marti´s intuition saved his life. The traitors repented and Marti forgave them.

Two years later the plotters distinguished themselves as patriots in the battle-field as Marti had predicted. Jose Marti lost his life during the skirmish at Dos Rios May 19, 1895.

Erected by the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce 1962


City: Tampa, FL