Historic Markers Across Florida



Morgan Cigar Factory-A Symbol of Tampa's Romantic Cigar Industry



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Location: on N. Howard Ave at W. St. Louis St in West Tampa, FL
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.924    W 082° 28.975
  27.9654    -82.48291666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMQ7EJ
 



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In 1907 William T. Morgan erected this three story cigar factory and soon his Juan De Fuca label attained wide acceptance throughout the country. By 1910, the company had to move to larger quarters to accommodate 1,000 workers.

After Morgan vacated this building, it was occupied by six other cigar factories. In 1991, Advanced Promotional Concepts, Inc., purchased the building and restored it to its original state.

Established by Advanced Promotional Concepts, Inc.
Sponsored by the West Tampa Historical Society