When Vicente Ybor built this three-story factory in 1886, it was the tallest building in the Tampa area. The June 9, 1886, issue of the Tampa Guardian declared that there was "not a more substantial structure in the state of Florida."
Questions for Photo 1
1. What does the appearance of the factory indicate about Ybor's expectations for the cigar-making industry in Tampa?
2. What evidence does the photo provide that indicates Ybor's status as a cigar manufacturer at the time?
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