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Frederick Johnson Playground

Frederick Johnson Memorial map_it

  • Location: 150th St. and 7th Ave.
  • Description: Stele with incised letters
  • Materials: Barre granite
  • Dimensions: H: 3'4" W: 1'8" D: 7 ½"
  • Dedicated: October 23, 1971
  • Fabricator: Keystone Monument Co.
  • Donor: Frederick Johnson Memorial Committee
  • Inscription: FREDERICK JOHNSON PARK / DEDICATED TO / THE MEMORY OF / FREDERICK
    JOHNSON / TENNIS PLAYER COACH / AND CITIZEN OF THE / HARLEM
    COMMUNITY / A TESTAMENT TO HIS / COMMITMENT IS HIS / FOREMOST PUPIL
    MISS ALTHEA GIBSON / UNITED STATES AND WIMBLEDON TENNIS / CHAMPION/
    /(SIGNATURE): FREDERICK JOHNSON / JAN. 9, 1891N.Y. / MAY 15, 1963
    N.Y.

    BACK: FREDERICK JOHNSON PARK / COMMITTEE / VICTOR A. COLLYMORE/
    THEODOSIA G. MAPLES / RUOBERT W. PUGH / DEDICATED OCTOBER 23, 1971/

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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