Historic Markers Across Florida

Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory

Marker ID:  17
Location: 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 24° 33.043    W 081° 47.828
  24.55071666    -81.79713333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMPYR0


Eduardo Gato Cigar Factory

This is the second Gato cigar factory located on this site. The first structure was a wooden factory built in 1884 and destroyed by fire in 1915. The second factory was built as a hurricane and fire proof structure in 1920. It features large windows and a central open-air courtyard to capture the best light to select premium tobacco leaves. The factory employed 500 cigar artisans and produced sixty thousand hand rolled cigars by 1890.
- Circa 1871 -

Key West Historic Marker