Circulo Cubano de Tampa

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Circulo Cubano de Tampa
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Circulo Cubano de Tampa is located in Florida
Circulo Cubano de Tampa
Location 10th Ave. and 14th St., Tampa, Florida
Coordinates 27°57′44″N 82°26′40″W / 27.96222°N 82.44444°W / 27.96222; -82.44444Coordinates: 27°57′44″N 82°26′40″W / 27.96222°N 82.44444°W / 27.96222; -82.44444
Area less than one acre
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000320[1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 1972
Informational sign in front of Cuban Club

El Circulo Cubano de Tampa (also known as the Cuban Club) is a historic building constructed in 1917 (to replace an earlier structure on the same site that burned down) to serve as a gathering place for Cuban immigrants in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. It was designed by Tampa architect M. Leo Elliott. It is located at Palm Avenue and 14th Street. On November 15, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places as Cuban Club, Ybor City.[2]

The building has a theater and once included a bowling alley, spa, pharmacy, ballroom, library, and cantina. Decorated with imported tile, stained glass, scraffito spandrels and murals it continues the legacy of the club first established in 1902 as a mutual aid society.

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