Calle Herran (Pedro Gil Street)
The street was originally called Calzada de Paco because it connected Ermita to Paco. It was later called Calzada Herran or Calle Herran. This name of the street appears on a map from 1894.
The name Calle Herran was eventually extended all the way west to Santa Ana, where it ended at Plaza Calderon. It was once served by the tranvia or electric street car. The street forms the boundary between Ermita and Malate.
A few years after the war, Calle Herran was renamed after Pedro Hernandez Gil. Pedro Gil was a physician, a journalist, a nationalist, a labor rights advocate, a diplomat (envoy to Argentina), and a legislator. He campaigned to lower utility rates such as those by Manila Gas and Meralco. He died in 1965.
(Calle Herran) Pedro Gil Landmarks:
- Pedro Gil LRT 1 Station,
- PGH Complex,
- Robinsons Manila,
- UP National Institute of Health (former Bureau of Science Building)
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