Historic Markers Across Florida

The Krewe of the Knights of Sant Yago

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Location: in front of the historic Columbia Restaurant on E 7th Ave between 21st and 22nd Streets, Tampa, FL
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.606    W 082° 26.105
  27.9601    -82.43508333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM701K


In 1175, Pope Alexander III, authorized "La Orden Real Sant´ Yago" to protect the Pilgrims´ Way to the shrine of Santiago (St. James), at Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Among the Spanish conquerors of America, Ponce De Leon, Panfilo De Narvaez and Hernando De Soto were members.
In 1972, Ybor City civic leaders, Dr. Henry Fernandez, Cesar Gonzmart, Joe Granda, Joe Lopex, and Daniel Martinex obtained the first charger of the Order in America. The Krewe is dedicated to the preservation of Latin traditions in Tampa. The Columbia Restaurant is Krewe headquarters. Many of its functions are held here.


City: Tampa, FL

The Sentinel has been serving the Tampa community since 1945. It is the only African American publication in Florida that prints twice weekly and owns all its own printing equipment. The Sentinel distributes throughout the U.S. through subscriptions, and has door-to-door and news rack sales in Hillsborough, Polk, and Pinellas counties.

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