Tampa was known as Cigar City because, at one time, there were over 200 cigar factories gracing our City’s skyline. Unfortunately, there are now only 24 factories left. Of those 24, 5 are abandoned. However, the remaining 19 factories are being utilized as offices, churches, schools, warehouses, and a few are even being used for cigar related businesses. The following photographs show a modern-day collection all of the remaining former cigar factories in Tampa. I will periodically update the information about the former factories as well as include additional modern and historic photographs. However, if you have anything to contribute, please feel free to leave a comment.
I also created a print of the 24 cigar factories that can be ordered here.
To learn more about Tampa’s once famous cigar industry, be sure to visit Cigars of Tampa and Tom Ufer’s articles.