Marker text: THE CHEROKEE CLUB "EL PASAJE" 1888
The second brick building erected in Ybor City. The Cherokee Club was a popular rendezvous for the elite in the 1890's. Later became known as El Pasaje Restaurant. Its fame spread throughout the Americas.
Jose Marti slept here on his first trip, Nov.25,1891. Before retiring he said, "I feel happy amongst warriors..." Others who came here were: Col. "Teddy" Roosevelt, Pres. Grover Cleveland, Sir Winston Churchill, Gen. Leonard Wood and Frederick Remington. From 1890 to 1935 all Governors of Florida were feted here.
Erected by the Ybor City Alcalde Association, 1962.