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Jose Marti

Apostle of Cuban Freedom

 

—Apostol de Cuba —

 
Jose Marti Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
1. Jose Marti Marker
Inscription.
Born in Havana, Cuba, on January 28, 1853.
Patriot, writer, poet, lawyer, and orator.
A lover of liberty and justice, his ideas and personal example
were a universal inspiration for the world as well as for the
Cuban people. He perished on the field of battle in the struggle
for his country's freedom on May 19, 1895, in Dos Rios, province
of Oriente, Cuba.

Nacio en la Habana, Cuba el 28 de Enero de 1853.
Patriota, escritor, poeta, abogado y orador.
Amante de la libertad y justicia, sus ideas y
ejemplo personal fueron y son inspiracion para
el mundo asi como para los cubanos.
Murio en el campo de batalla en lucha por la libertad
de su pueblo el 19 de Mayo de 1895 en Dos Rios, Provencia
de Oriente, Cuba.

Tampa, 1998.

 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 27° 57.644′ N, 82° 26.717′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Avenue and North 13th Street, on the right when traveling east on East 8th Avenue. Click for map. Marker stands inside the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti (English: Friends of Jose Marti Park), a small gated courtyard park enclosed by an iron fence and stone pillars. The park and marker are inside the Ybor City Historic District
Jose Marti 1998 Marker and 1960 Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
2. Jose Marti 1998 Marker and 1960 Dedication Plaque
(a National Historic Landmark District).

The marker is visible from the TECO Line Streetcar System, which runs along East 8th Avenue, turning south at the corner onto North 13th Street. Across 13th Street from the park the streetcar stops at Cadrecha Plaza Station. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antonio Maceo Grajales (here, next to this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (a few steps from this marker); “Cuba” (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Ybor City's First Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Sociedad La Union Marti~Maceo (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted at the base of a statue of Jose Marti, just above a plaque which reads:
El Pueblo de Tampa
a
Jose Marti

Jose Marti Memorial Foundation
Tampa, Florida
Febrero, 1960

The statue is the focal point of the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti, which was privately donated as park land to the Cuban government
Jose Marti Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 21, 2010
3. Jose Marti Statue and Marker
Flanked by the U.S. and Cuban flags.
prior to the country's communist revolution. Today the city lot on which the park sits remains officially the property of the Republic of Cuba, and contains soil brought from each of the island's provinces.
 
Additional keywords. Parque Amigos, Ybor City Historic District, Cuban Independence
 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Parque Amigos de Jose Marti image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 21, 2010
4. Parque Amigos de Jose Marti
The coat of arms of Cuba are featured atop the park's front gate.
Jose Marti Statue in the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2009
5. Jose Marti Statue in the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti
Jose Marti Park Hours image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
6. Jose Marti Park Hours
The park is open 8 am - 1:30 pm weekdays. Weekends must be arranged through the Cuban Historical & Cultural Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,604 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   5. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   6. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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