Creole Cuban Historical Connections In New Orleans Louisiana and Ybor City Florida with Alabama based Creole and Cuban Exile author historian John Rosales Did you know that the French Quarter was actually rebuilt by the Spanish In southern Spanish style after fire destroyed almost all of the remaining French built Vieux Carre or old town In the late 1790's - In contrast urban renewal In Ybor City Tampa Florida devastated the old Latin and Afro American neighborhoods from the mid 60's to the late 70's using govt. eminent domain to extreme extent ultimately demolishing over 700 private homes Including historic tobacco workers homes and businesses and dislocating over 1200 people. Despite this government Induced destruction Ybor survives tenaciously as a historic and entertainment district.
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