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Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 21, 2017
1. Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso Marker
Inscription.
1906     1987
This tablet honors Galo Plaza Lasso, President of the Republic of Ecuador (1940-1952) and Secretary General of the Organization of American States, (1968-1972) born here to Maria Adelina Plaza and General Leonidas Plaza, on February 17, 1906, while his father, also a former President of Ecuador, was serving as Ecuadorian Minister to the United States.

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.
Coordinators:
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By Michael Herrick, February 21, 2017
2. Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso Marker
Aida González · William Portella · Dr. James Montesinos, President · Prof. Paco Villar, 1st V.P. · Carlos Garcia, 2nd V.P. · Arq. Armando Acosta, 3rd V.P. · Dr. Galo Vaca, 4th V.P. · Ledo Carlos Simmonds, Secretary · Prof. José Perrone, Treasurer
 
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 New York, 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 New York.
 
Also see . . .  Galo Plaza on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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By Michael Herrick, February 21, 2017
3. The Marlton Hotel

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 111 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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