Changes: Ybor City in 1954

Request ADA disability accommodations for meetings, hearings or events.
Get Directions

2701 North Sixteenth Street
Tampa, FL 33605
United States

This event is in the past.

1954 was a major turning point for the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. It marks the year the company left its Cleveland, Ohio roots and relocated to Cigar City, USA. For Tampa and Ybor City, 1954 marks the beginning of several massive shifts in the fabric of the cigar industry and its constitutive community. Many Cuban and Spanish families began to relocate to West Tampa. As time went on, many of the historic cigar factories ceased operations and several historic buildings were demolished to make way for new urban improvements, such as the I-4 interstate. J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is now the last operating cigar factory in Tampa and acts as the ambassador of the city’s historic industry. Come hear the stories of changes from the Newman family during a special presentation in our cigar hand rolling room.

Factory Tours
J.C. Newman Cigar Co. is Ybor City’s last working cigar factory and America’s oldest, family-owned premium cigar manufacturer. We invite the public to come and visit our historic 1910 cigar factory El Reloj for guided factory tours and a special presentation in honor of Archives Awareness Week. Our factory museum, store, and hand-rolling room is open to the public from 9:00am to 5:30pm. During Archives Awareness Week, there will be a discount code (20% off) for regular guided tours in the morning and evening.

Contact Name J.C. Newman Company

Contact Phone 813-997-4942

Contact Email

Site Contact Details

Location J.C. Newman Company

Event Type Museum/Gallery

Neighborhoods Arbor Greene, Armory Gardens, Ballast Point, Bayshore, Bayside West, Beach Park, Bel Mar Shores, Bon Air, Bowman Heights, Carver City/Lincoln Gardens, Channel District, College Hill-Belmont Heights, Cory Lake Isles, Culbreath, Davis Island/Downtown/River Arts, East Tampa, Easton Park, FairOaks/Manhattan Manor, Florence Villa/Beasley/Oak Park, Forest Hills, Gandy, Golfview, Grand Hampton, Grant Park, Gray Gables, Hampton Terrace, Harbour Island, Heritage Isles, Highland Pines, Hunter's Green, Hyde Park, Interbay - South of Gandy, Jackson Heights, K Bar Ranch, MacFarlane Park, Marina Club Of Tampa, New Suburb Beautiful, North Bon Air, Northeast Community/Live Oak Square, Northview Hills, Oakford Park, Palma Ceia, Palmetto Beach, Parkland Estates, Plaza Terrace, Port Tampa City, Rainbow Heights, Richmond Place, Ridgewood Park, Riverbend, Rivergrove, Riverside Heights, Seminole Heights, SoHo, Stadium Area, Sulphur Springs, Sunset Park Area, Swann Estates, Tampa Heights, Tampa Palms, Temple Crest, Terrace Park, University Square, Virginia Park, Wellswood, West Meadows, West Riverfront, West Tampa, Westshore Palms

Audience Adults, Children, and Teens

Participation Cost $0

Neighborhood Events calendar items are community generated and unless otherwise noted do not indicate information verification or an endorsement by the City of Tampa.