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Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court

 
 
Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court Marker
Inscription. During the 1940's through early 1960's Dr. R. Walter Johnson trained aspiring, black, tennis hopefuls on this site. Among these were Althea Gibson & Arthur Ashe.
 
Erected 1986 by Lynchburg Chapter of the Links, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 24.187′ N, 79° 9.051′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce Street and 15th Street, on the right when traveling north on Pierce Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1422 Pierce Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (here, next to this marker); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson House and Tennis Court (a few steps from this marker); Professor Frank Trigg (a few steps from this marker); The Anne Spencer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (about 500 feet away); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (about 500 feet away); C.W. Seay (about 600 feet away); Camp Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
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Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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