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La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion

Est. 1889

— (The Patriot Instruction League) —

 
 
La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 21, 2021
1. La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion Marker after restoration
Inscription.  On this corner was located the famous night school which was established for the welfare of the Cuban emigres of the flourishing cigar center. Classes were conducted by Don Jose Guadalupe Rivero. To these compatriots who worked with tabacco leaves in the day and book leaves at night, Josi Marti, praising their revolutionary efforts confessed, "I thought I was coming to do something, but I find that everything has been done".
 
Erected 1962 by Las Novedades Spanish Restaurant.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationHispanic Americans.
 
Location. 27° 57.664′ N, 82° 26.661′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on 8th Avenue near 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ybor City's First Fire Station (here, next to this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant
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(a few steps from this marker); José Martí (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Club and El Pasaje (within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away); Antonio Maceo Grajales (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion Marker
La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion Marker along 8th Ave., Ybor City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
3. La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion Marker along 8th Ave., Ybor City
La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion Marker
Later, this was the Louis Wohl Household Supplies store, and The Palace, operated by Louis and Mark Shine.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,934 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on June 9, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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