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Sumner Playground

Throop Ave. between Myrtle Ave. and Park Ave.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Sumner Playground lies between Sumner Avenue, Madison Street, Throop Avenue, and Monroe Street. The playground is named for Sumner Avenue, which in turn was named either for Jethro Sumner (ca. 1733-1785), a Revolutionary War general who served under George Washington and commanded the North Carolina forces from 1781 to 1783, or for Charles Sumner (1811-1874), an abolitionist senator from Massachusetts. The street was named in 1887, thirteen years after Charles Sumner died, which, along with his historical prominence, makes him the more likely namesake.

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    Sumner Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
    • Wed
      Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then Heavy Rain and Breezy
    • Thu
      Sunny and Breezy
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow

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