Historic Markers Across Florida

La Casa De Pedroso 1893

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Location: Marti Park, 8th Avenue & 13th St., Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.655    W 082° 26.718
  27.96091666    -82.4453
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2N8Z


Pauline Pedroso was one of the great women patriots of Cuba. After an attempt on the life of Jose Marti, the Pedroso House became his refuge.

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 by the Tribune Company 1961


City: Tampa, FL