Church of Scientology renovates old cigar factory, holds pieces of Tampa’s history

Updated: Monday, 20 Feb 2012, 9:48 AM EST Published : Monday, 20 Feb 2012, 7:21 AM ESTKerry Klecic/MyFoxTampaBay.comYBOR CITY - You could say the legendary Ybor Square holds the perfect balance of old and new.On the corner of 8th Avenue and 13th Street, it stands as a symbol of Tampa’s past – holding 116 years of history between its red-brick walls – and sign of its future.Years ago, it stood as the Tampa Bay area’s only brick cigar factory.Built in 1886 by Don Vicente Ma … [Read more...]


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