Frederick Johnson Playground

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Frederick Johnson Memorial

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  • Stele with incised letters
  • Stele with incised letters
  • 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/

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