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Ora Washington

(1899 – 1971)

 
 
Ora Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Ora Washington Marker
Inscription. African American athlete who dominated black women’s tennis, 1929-1937. She won eight national singles titles from American Tennis Association; Tribunes, women’s basketball team, 1932-1942; played and taught here at YMCA.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 2.477′ N, 75° 10.764′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Germantown Avenue west of Herman Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Settlement Music School. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rittenhouse (a few steps from this marker); First Mennonite Church in America (a few steps from this marker); Wyck (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Public School of Germantown (about 600 feet away); The Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Concord School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Ora Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Ora Washington Marker
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Marker on Germantown Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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