Historic Markers Across Florida

La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion est. 1889

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Location: 8th Avenue & 14th St., Ybor City, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.660    W 082° 26.662
  27.961    -82.44436666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5XH2


On this corner was located the famous night-school which was established for the welfare of the Cuban emigres of the flourishing Cigar center. Classes were conducted by Don Jose Guadalupe Rivero to these compatriots who worked with tobacco leaves in the day and book leaves at night, Jose Marti, praising their revolutionary efforts confessed, "I thought I was coming to do something, but I find that everything has been done."

Erected by Las Novedades Spanish Restaurant 1962


City: Tampa, FL