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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Formerly Maryland Park

 
 
Formerly Maryland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
1. Formerly Maryland Park Marker
Inscription. Maryland Park was opened in 1921. It served as the site of the annual Emancipation Day Celebration until 1933. The first Columbus public pool was constructed here in 1929 as the Center of Eastside Social and Recreation Activities. It was home to many black athletes who brought pride and distinction to themselves and to the city.
 
Erected 1990 by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 58.519′ N, 82° 57.978′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Atcheson Street and Winner Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Atcheson Street. Click for map. Marker is at Saunders Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1380 Atcheson Street, Columbus OH 43203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Vernon Community School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); White Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter
Formerly Maryland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
2. Formerly Maryland Park Marker
Saunders Park pool behind marker.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); War! – “It Is All Hell” (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Clair Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsSports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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