The battle over Cuba ended in 1959 with victory for Marxist rebels, and the new regime under Fidel Castro seized foreign property—along with almost all other private assets—and put them under control of the state.
Many of those seized properties belonged to U.S. companies, which had thrived in Cuba under the U.S.-friendly dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista that the rebels overthrew.
More than 55 years later, as the United States raised its flag over a new embassy in Havana, many of the buildings that once housed U.S. companies still stand—under different management. Click ahead to see what those buildings look like today.
—By CNBC's Justin Solomon, with Ted Kemp
Posted 14 Aug. 2015..