Historic Markers Across Florida

The Cherokee Club "El Pasaje" 1888

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Location: 14th St. & 9th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.702    W 082° 26.667
  27.9617    -82.44445
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5XH6


The second brick building erected in Ybor City. The Cherokee Club was a popular rendevous for the elite in the 1890´s. Later became known as El Pasaje Restaurant. Its fame spread throughout the Americas.

Jose Marti slept here on his first trip, Nov. 25, 1891. Before retiring he said, "I feel happy amongst warriors." Others who came here were Col. Teddy Roosevelt, Pres. Grover Cleveland, Sir Winston Churchill, Gen. Leonard Wood and Frederick Remington. From 1890 to 1935 all Governors of Florida were feted here.

Erected by the Ybor City Alcal de Association 1962.


City: Tampa, FL