Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
La Casa de Pedroso
Whenever Marti stayed here the flag of the budding Republic of Cuba fluttered outside. Evenings, the Cubans formed groups outside the little house to watch the Apostle of Freedom through the windows. Marti's room remained lighted until late at night, and at times, in the silence, the scratching of his pen could be heard. An intruder would have found Ruperto, Paulina's husband, on guard duty.
Erected 1961 by The Tribune Company (through a project of the Ybor City Rotary Club).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 27° 57.653′ N, 82° 26.715′ 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. Marker stands inside the Parque Amigos de
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. 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. A different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (here, next to this marker); Antonio Maceo Grajales (a few steps from this marker); Jose Marti (a few steps from this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); La Liga Patriotica de Instruccion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo (about 300 feet away); Ybor City's First Fire Station (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the emblem of the Ybor City Rotary Club, which features the flags of the USA, Cuba, and historical variants of the flags of Italy and Spain, the steamship Hutchinson, and a cigar.
Below the marker sits a separate granite marker of the same name, which is written in Spanish.
Regarding La Casa de Pedroso. The Pedroso House itself was razed sometime prior to 1960, when the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti was dedicated. The owners of the Pedroso House deeded the property as a park to the nation of Cuba. Today, the lot where
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker translated in Spanish
1. Text of the additional marker in Spanish
Siempre que aquí se hospedara Marti desplegabase en la fachada la bandera de la naciente republica cubana. De noche grupos de cubanos se congregaban frente a la casita para observar al Apostol a través de las ventanas. La habitación de Marti permanecia alumbrada hasta altas horas y a veces en el silencio se podía escuchar el rascar de su pluma. Cualquier intruso humbiera hallado allí en guardia a Ruperto el esposo de Paulina
Mayo 19, 2001
— Submitted August 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.
Additional keywords. Parque Amigos, Ybor City Historic District
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,629 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 16, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 2. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.