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Abad Santos Avenue

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Location  City of Manila
Major cities  Manila
Length  3 km
Abad Santos Avenue
North end  Rizal Avenue in Santa Cruz
Major junctions  Solis Street Antipolo Street Tayuman Street Bambang Street
South end  Recto Avenue in Binondo

Abad Santos Avenue is a major north-south arterial road located in the district of Tondo in northern Manila, Philippines. It is a divided roadway with four lanes in each direction running through the eastern edge of Tondo from the intersection with Rizal Avenue near the Manila Chinese Cemetery at its north end to Recto Avenue near the Tutuban railway station and Binondo in the south.

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Map of Abad Santos Ave, Tondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

History

Abad Santos Avenue was originally built in the early 19th century under Spanish rule as a narrow residential street in the pueblo of Tondo called Calle Manuguit. The street was believed to have been named after a pre-Hispanic ruling clan of Tondo whose members included Don Agustin Manuguit, a local minister who participated in the Revolt of the Lakans. It was extended south to link with Calle Palomar from just south of Calle Mayhaligue to its terminus at Calle Azcarraga (now Recto Avenue). In 1955, through Republic Act 1256, Manuguit Street was renamed after José Abad Santos, the Supreme Court Chief Justice who was executed by the Japanese invading forces during World War II.

Route

Abad Santos Avenue begins at a split from Rizal Avenue just south of Hermosa Street near the San Jose Manggagawa de Manuguit Church and the Manila Chinese Cemetery at Tondo's border with Santa Cruz district. It runs south across the mostly residential area of Manuguit crossing Solis Street and the Philippine National Railways line at Antipolo Street. The avenue then enters the Tayuman area and intersects with Yuseco Street (formerly Tayabas Street), Tayuman Street and Quiricada Street. South of Bambang Street, Abad Santos traverses the Tutuban area that is home to Seng Guan Temple, Chiang Kai Shek College, the Philippine Cultural College, as well as General Hizon Elementary School and Gregorio del Pilar Elementary School. The road ends at the junction with Recto Avenue close to the Divisoria shopping district.

Abad Santos Avenue has a short extension into Binondo and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruíz south of Recto Avenue as Reina Regente Street. It is served by the Abad Santos LRT Station at Rizal Avenue.

References

Abad Santos Avenue Wikipedia


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