This factory was built in 1886 by Vicente Martinez-Ybor – at the time it was the largest cigar-factory in the world. It changed hands a number of times through the 1950s, but always remained in the cigar business, until it became Ybor Square in the 1970s. Now it is primarily office space and restaurants. But to this day, workers in the building swear they can hear ghostly voices speaking in Spanish.
Note: in 2010 the entire complex was purchased by the Church of Scientology.
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- 1310 E. 9th Ave
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- 27.961332, -82.44485299999997
- Hillsborough County, Florida
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