New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Padre Felix Varela Morales
Died St. Augustine, Fl. Feb. 25, 1853
Seminal thinker of Cuban liberty, priest, educator, philosopher, orator and author, defender of human and civil rights in Cuba and in the United States, father to needy Irish immigrants, promoter of Catholic education and of harmony between Catholics and Protestants, pioneer of Catholic journalism in North America, forerunner in the field of social welfare, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of New York 1829 – 1853
Founder of this parish 1827
This plaque commemorates the 200th anniversary of his birth, New York November 20, 1988
Founder: Very Rev. Msgr. Raul del Valle, P.A.
Founder: Most Rev. Eduardo Boza Masvidal, D.D.
Erected 1988 by The Felix Varela Foundation, Union de Cubanos en el Exilio.
Location. 40° 42.881′ N, 73° 59.936′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Mott Street near Mosco Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Mott Street, New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of the Transfiguration (here, next to this marker); Our Father (a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor (a few steps from this marker); The Church of the Transfiguration 1801 (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Columbus Park (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Gateway to Old Chinatown (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Modern Tattooing! (about 400 feet away); NYC’s Oldest Brick House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. This marker is on the front wall of the Church of the Transfiguration and is an exact duplicate of the one at St. James' Church, 32 James Street.
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