Former Location of the John J. Mauser Cigar Shop

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Title

Former Location of the John J. Mauser Cigar Shop

Alternative Title

John J. Mauser Cigar Shop

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Cigar industry--Florida
Cigar bands and labels--United States
Factories--Florida
Cigars
Real estate agents--Florida
Real estate business--Florida
Real estate--United States

Description

The former location of a John J. Mauser cigar shop at 120 North Park Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The cigar shop occupied the space approximately between 1910 and 1922. John J. Mauser manufactured Lucky Sanford, Banker's Choice, and Clear Havana cigars. As of 2011, this building was occupied by St. Johns Realty Company, led by A. Bart Peterson.

The cigar industry was first brought to Florida by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s and became one of the most important industries in the Southeast by the last quarter of the 19th century, with Tampa serving as the cigar manufacturing center in the state. In the late 1800s, cigar factories began to appear in various other Florida cities, such as Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Cigar manufacturing first appeared in Sanford sometime between 1909 and 1912. The Florida cigar industry came to its peak in the first quarter of the 20th century, but then declined during the Great Depression and World War II, due to the accumulation of labor union conflicts over the years, the mechanization of production, and changing consumer demands. The industry was revitalized during the 1950s as production soared, despite the decline of the number of workers. Following the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s and the U.S. embargo on Cuban products in 1962, the Florida cigar industry again declined. The Cuban embargo included tobacco, thus forcing American cigar rollers to begin using Dominican tobacco.

Creator

Cepero, Laura

Source

Original digital color image by Laura Cepero, July 9, 2011.

Date Created

2011-07-09

Is Part Of

Sanford Cigar Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

0.97 MB
821 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John J. Mauser Cigar Shop, Downtown Sanford, Florida
St. Johns Realty Company, Downtown Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Laura Cepero and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1917-1918. R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, Jacksonville, Fla, n.d. http://digital.library.ucf.edu/cdm/ref/collection/CFM/id/121678.
Robison, Jim. "Sanford's Busy Cigar-Making Business Flourished in 1920"." The Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-01-19/news/9701171062_1_cigar-factory-cigar-boxes-cuban-cigars.

Transcript

120 N. PARK AVE

ST JOHNS REALTY COMPANY
A. BART PETERSON
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
STATE-CERTIFIED
GENERAL APPRAISER
RZ0001746

Kenneth W. Lange, Broker Associate

APPRAISERS
P. Helena Wentlink
St. Cert. Gen[?]. REA #RZ3360

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Original Format

2 color digital images

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