March 12, 2019

These vintage photos show Ybor City in a way you’ve never seen

Ybor City has a rich culture and history all its own — from the first Cuban cigar rollers to the famed Columbia Restaurant.  These photos, from the State Archives of Florida, depict Ybor City through the years, starting in the 1880s and reaching into the next century.

 

 

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Ybor City street scene sometime in 1885.

Ybor City street scene sometime in 1885.

Residences in Ybor City. 1885.

Residences in Ybor City. 1885.

Review of troops - Ybor City, Florida. 1889

Review of troops - Ybor City, Florida. 1889

Bird's eye view overlooking Spanish-American War camp at Ybor City. 1898.

Bird's eye view overlooking Spanish-American War camp at Ybor City. 1898.

Camp of the 3rd Ohio Volunteers at Ybor City. 1898.

Camp of the 3rd Ohio Volunteers at Ybor City. 1898.

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