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Willie Walker Lightfoot

“Keeper of the Avenue”

 
 
Willie Walker Lightfoot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 15, 2019
1. Willie Walker Lightfoot Marker
Inscription.  Willie Walker Lightfoot lived and worked on Jefferson Avenue from 1954 to 2001.

Athlete, community leader, father, elected official, friend, grandfather, musician, mentor... for over 50 years, Willie was a strong voice for SouthWest Rochester, and the "Keeper of the Avenue".
 
Location. 43° 8.103′ N, 77° 37.736′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and South Plymouth Avenue (New York State Route 383), on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue. On northwest corner of intersection at the southern end of Jefferson Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Avenue (here, next to this marker); Camp Fitz-John Porter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams. (approx. 0.4 miles away); To the Memory of
Jefferson Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 15, 2019
2. Jefferson Avenue
View looking north from marker.
(approx. half a mile away); Ninth of November, 1886 (approx. half a mile away); The Founding of the River Campus (approx. half a mile away); The Genesee (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
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Willie Walker Lightfoot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 15, 2019
3. Willie Walker Lightfoot Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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