Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso
Always a friend of the United States, his life was an inspiration of unselfish devotion to world peace and enhancement of inter-American relations.
En honor de Galo Plaza Lasso, (1906-1987) Presidente de la Republica del Ecuador, (1948-1952), Secretario General de la Organizacion de Estados Americanos, (1968-1972) nacido aqui el 17 de Febrero de 1906, hijo de Maria Adelina Plaza y del General Leonidas Plaza, ex-Presidente del Ecuador, entonces Ministro de su pais en los Estados Unidos.
Siempre amigo de los EEUU, su vida fue modelo de devoción desinteresada a la paz del mundo y al acrecentamiento de las relaciones internationales.
Erected jointly February 17, 1988 by:
Native New Yorkers’ Historical Assn. &
La Casa de la Cultura Equatoriana,
Benjamin Carrion, Nucleo de Nueva York · Felix J. Cuervo, President · Dr. Robert F. Cuervo, V.P. · Robert P. Mangieri, V.P. · Jeff Gottlieb, V.P.
Erected 1988 by Native New Yorkers’ Historical Association and La Casa de la Cultura Equatoriana.
Location. 40° 43.952′ N, 73° 59.81′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on W. 8th Street near 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on The Marlton Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 W. 8th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward I. Koch (within shouting distance of this marker); Bella Abzug (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 22 Washington Square North (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emma Lazarus (about 400 feet away); Marianne Moore (about 500 feet away); Washington Arch (about 500 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Cervantes (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Also see . . . Galo Plaza on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.