OLLI: History of Ybor City

OLLI: History of Ybor City

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Westminster Village, 1120 E. Davis Drive




(812) 237-2336


OLLI hosts Angelo DiSalvo, ISU Professor Emeritus.
Cost: Free
Come learn about the historic area of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida. From its founding in 1886 to the early sixties, Ybor city has been a melting pot of immigrants such as Cubans, Spaniards and Sicilians. During this forty year time span there were over 100 factories that attracted these immigrants who themselves flourished and established businesses, hospitals and mutual aid societies. We will discuss how the factories operated. There will be a follow-up program about this topic on March 19. This discussion will focus on the book, Immigrant World of Ybor City, which will go into more detail about this amazing neighborhood.