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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel Torres

1910-1980

 

(South Marker)

 
Samuel Torres Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, November 20, 2012
1. Samuel Torres Marker
Inscription. Samuel Torres arrived in Rochester in 1950 and was instrumental in building Rochester's Hispanic community. He spoke out against discrimination in housing and employment practices and was dedicated. to encouraging Hispanics to vote and to seek public office. He headed the Puerto Rican Democratic Committee and was a founder of the Puerto Rican Affairs Committee. This park was dedicated in his honor, June 9, 1984
 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 43° 10.272′ N, 77° 36.738′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Oakman Street on Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Samuel Torres (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Genesee River Gorge: Industrial & Urban Development (approx. half a mile away); The Genesee Brew House Building (approx. half a mile away); On this site stood the Standard Brewing Company's main Brewery Building. (approx. half a mile away); Genesee River Gorge: Geology
Samuel Torres Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, November 20, 2012
2. Samuel Torres Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Genesee River Gorge: 20,000 Years in the Making (approx. 0.6 miles away); Genesee River Gorge: Centuries of Conflict in Pleasant Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Site of Frederick Douglass Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. There are 2 entrances to this park, and each has the same marker. This is the south marker.
 
Categories. Hispanic Americans
 
Samuel Torres Marker as seen facing North image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, November 20, 2012
3. Samuel Torres Marker as seen facing North
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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