NYC Honorary Street Names

"I" Honorary Streets: The Bronx

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ILL. RTE. REV. IDUS A. NUNN SR. PLACE (Bronx)
Present name:Franklin Avenue
Location:Underneath the Franklin Avenue street sign at the corner of East 169th Street and Franklin Avenue
Honoree: Rev. Nunn, Sr. (dates ?) served in the U. S. Army in WWII and was honorably discharged as Sergeant in 1945.  He was ordained a Deacon in the True Light Baptist Church in 1950. In 1952 he became Pastor of the church, which he served for 18 years.  He organized the Bronx Tuesday Night Baptist Ministers Evening Conference of Greater New York and Vicinity.  In 1968, he founded the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church and served as Pastor for 27 years. He also operated its soup kitchen, organized neighborhood festivals and food giveaways every summer. (Gibson)
LL:2018/139


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