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1905 Cigar Factory


1905 Cigar Factory

Ybor City

Tampa Bay • FL


July 2015


Project Scope

  • Remove existing disintegrated window facade

  • Build sash to replicate original style throughout building

  • New windows should replicate original historic windows

  • Install stainless steel chains with solid brass pulleys, lifts and locks

  • Custom make counter weights; originals not in place

Your staff was knowledgeable and courteous. They adhered to our schedule, flexing when required and overcoming each challenge. The job was completed beyond our expectations.
We highly recommend your company to others who are seeking to restore historical windows…
Thank you for your dedication to excellence.
— J. Woody, President/CEO Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant and Research

At A Glance

Interior grade facade windows, installed in 2005, were literally melting off of the building.

These replacements were in ruins within 10 years.

Windows leaked in the rain and the rotted wood severely diminished the appearance of this 110 year old historic building.

Number of Windows: 131

Project Goal:
Restore windows to their original glory, the way they were intended to be

Interesting Fact:
This building was originally a cigar factory built in 1905 for Lozano, Niztal and Company.

In the 1970s it was used as art studios and apartments.

It is a vital structure to the history and culture of Ybor City.

Currently occupied by the Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant and Research

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