Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Manny Alvarez
Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Manny Alvarez

Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Manny Alvarez attending a fund raiser for the Circulo Cubano in September 2011.

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El Círculo Cubano de Tampa
El Círculo Cubano de Tampa
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201710_gallery
201710_gallery
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Cuban Club Event, Jan 24, YEAR?
Cuban Club Event, Jan 24, YEAR?
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Cuban Club Event, Oct 9, YEAR?
Cuban Club Event, Oct 9, YEAR?
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gallery8
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Raised cement Brassio Frieze
Raised cement Brassio Frieze

Raised cement Brassio Frieze on the exterior of the building. Several were scrapped off instead of being restored many years ago. Guessing weather erosion? These too, we are wanting to replace/restore to the outside of the building.

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La Clinica inside door
La Clinica inside door

La Clinica inside door. Entrance from La Cantina. Reads: “CIRCULO CUBANO DISPENSARY DOCTORS OFFICE”.

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Photography by: Joe Giannotti.
Photography by: Joe Giannotti.

Photography by: Joe Giannotti. Greeting cards can be ordered from this site as well. Go to SHOP on the homepage. (Prints and photographs of this picture can be ordered at: yborphotography.com)

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Original/restored hanging fixture
Original/restored hanging fixture

Original/restored hanging light fixture

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Stairway entrance from La Cantina
Stairway entrance from La Cantina

Stairway entrance from La Cantina out to the front of the building 14th Street/ La Republica de Cuba

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Original
Original

Original and restored sconce. Several are missing like from the Salon de Damas. Someday hopefully we will be able to make replicas and have them replaced.

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Restored
Restored

Original and restored sconce. Several are missing like from the Salon de Damas. Someday hopefully we will be able to make replicas and have them replaced.

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stain glass mural
stain glass mural

Another beautiful picture of the stain glass mural from the inside, third floor. In the middle is the coat of arms for Cuba and the six Cuban flags draped behind it represent the six provinces of Cuba: Pinar del Río, La Habana, Matanzas, Las Villas, Camagüey, and Oriente. Below is the date the current new building was built, 1917.

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Above front door
Above front door

Above front door of El Círculo Cubano de Tampa

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Stairwell going down into La Cantina
Stairwell going down into La Cantina

Beautiful color design placed in the ball on the ends of the stairwell going down into La Cantina. Never realized it before. Really beautiful, and meaningful

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La Cantina with lights strung
La Cantina with lights strung

La Cantina with lights strung across the dance floor

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Raised plaster Brassio Frieze
Raised plaster Brassio Frieze

Raised plaster Brassio Frieze above the exit doors in El Teatro

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Tile plaque outside El Teatro
Tile plaque outside El Teatro

Tile plaque outside El Teatro honoring Rolando Manteiga in recognition of his efforts to save and restore the Cuban Club building to its original grandeur

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Fernando R. Mesa
Fernando R. Mesa

In recognition of Mr. Mesa’s generosity and his efforts to save and restore this historic Cuban building back to its original grandeur, we the Cuban Club Foundation and the Cuban Club members proudly name this room the “Fernando R. Mesa Ballroom” Dated this 29th day of September 2009

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Lloyd Carrera Santos
Lloyd Carrera Santos

Lloyd Carrera Santos standing in the 1917 safe in the main office, second floor. His great grand father's picture on the left.

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Original 1917 chandelier
Original 1917 chandelier

Original 1917 chandelier after restoration in the 90's.

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La Farmacia
La Farmacia

La Farmacia where they would distribute medications

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El Teatro seating
El Teatro seating

El Teatro seating

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Concert event in El Patio
Concert event in El Patio

Concert event in El Patio

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Concert event in El Patio
Concert event in El Patio

Concert event in El Patio

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Stairwell with Cuba coat of arms
Stairwell with Cuba coat of arms

Stairwell with Cuba coat of arms stain glass window

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La Cantina, first floor / basement
La Cantina, first floor / basement

La Cantina, first floor / basement

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Concert in El Patio
Concert in El Patio

Concert in El Patio

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CC Sign/Marker
CC Sign/Marker

Ybor City/El Circulo Cubano de Tampa Historic Sign/Marker

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