Balbin Brothers Cigar, Company
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1202 North Howard Avenue - West Tampa

 

History

Location: 1202 N. Howard Avenue, West Tampa - Factory - No. 185

Original Location: 2701 N. Howard Avenue, West Tampa (1904)

413 E. 45th Street, New York City, N.Y. - Factory No. 169

1180 Broadway, New York City, N.Y. - Offices

Built by: C.E. Purcell - 1904 - three-story brick building Romanesque Revival style

Originally built for: Balbin Bros. Cigar Company (1897 - 1910).

Later: Tampa-Cuba Cigar Co. (1915-1929), Consolidated Cigar Co. (1924-1927), Elmerbrink Co. & Preston Cigar Co. (1927-1929) Tampa Cuba Cigar Co. (1929-1932), Gradiaz Annis & Sanchez & Haya (1933-1934), DeSoto Brewing Co. (1934-1936), Empire Mechantile Co. (1937-1975), Daystar International (1978-2006) and Intelident Solutions (2006-present).

Square footage: 35,000

Manufacturer of labels: "Elizardo, El Matrimonio, La Flor de Rousseau, Ella De Vine, Balbin, El Sidelo, and Flor de Balbin."

Actual use: Office space.

Reference information: "Cigar City Architecture and Legacy" - 2015 - Pg. 89 - Author: W. Reyes, Ph. D.

 

 

 

Last update: 11-07-2015