Join Date: May 2014
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Hi, I have some information re: Avenida Sullivan and the origins of its name. Both Avenida Sullivan and Sullivan Park in Mexico City are named after my great great grandfather, James W. Sullivan. Born around 1870, he was a soap manufacturer who, like many of us raised in south Texas, was a part of both the American and Mexican communities. He lived in San Antonio, Texas, and manufactured and sold soap/detergent products in south Texas and Mexico. He was very respected and well-liked by many in Mexico City and was viewed as ahead of his time in bridging the gap between the two cultures.