NYC Honorary Street Names

Luperon

Gregorio Luperón Way (Bronx)
Present name:None
Location:At the southern corner of Burnside Avenue
Honoree:  Gregorio Luperón (1839-1897) was a hero of the struggle for Dominican independence from Spain. After being arrested for his participation in the resistance, he managed to escape to the United States. In 1863, he returned to participate in the uprising of Sabaneta and later a full-scale revolution against the Spanish forces. On July 11, 1865, Spain gave the country its independence. In 1876, Luperón became Minister of War and Navy. He was later president of an interim government, based in Puerto Plata and established a liberal regime. (Cabrera)
LL:2015/76


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