Cigar Collage ,
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 photograph show a modern-day collection all of the remaining former cigar factories in Tampa. You can see more cigar factory photos
What happened to La Paloma, Tampa’s first Cigar Factory? Do any pictures exist? Many in my family were employed there.