Historic Markers Across Florida

Ybor City's First Fire Station 1888

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Location: Mirta Hook & Ladder Fire Station, Ybor Square at 8th Avenue, Ybor City.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.664    W 082° 26.686
  27.96106666    -82.44476666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5XH3


The Mirta Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Station was established on this site. The station was named in honor of the youngest daughter of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, founder of Ybor City. Capt. Frank-Puglisi headed the fire fighters. Volunteer firemen from Havana, Cuba took part in the colorful dedication ceremonies.

Erected by the Lions Club of Ybor City 1961


City: Tampa, FL