Is the 1904 Cigar Factory at 1202 N. Howard in trouble? I drove by the building last night and saw that the front overhang is now crumbling apart. Is this to be a sign of things to come? Bought in 2006 by Intellident, it was to have been rehabbed in similar fashion to the Berrimen-Morgan factory up the street and become the companies new office. But it seems to have became a victim of the downturn. This building is not designated locally as a landmark or on the National Register. However, it is within the West Tampa National Historic District. Doing a google search, Intellident has a history of the building located on their website.
Great map and list of the remaining factory buildings in Tampa: http://www.cigarsoftampa.com/tpa-factoriesmap.html
Gator Preservationist post on our unprotected cigar factories, including the Balbin Bros.: http://gatorpreservationist.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/cigar-factories-of-tampa-part-2/