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Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker

Rose Park Tennis Courts

 
 
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
1. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
Inscription.
The families of the Peters Sisters, Friends of Rose Park, DC Department of Parks & Recreation, and the City of Washington, DC are proud to name the Rose Park Tennis Courts after the Peters Sisters who grew up in this neighborhood on O Street, NW. The sisters wowed the crowds wherever they went, playing their doubles tennis from the 1940s through the 1950s. Both were recruited to play tennis at Tuskegee University and continued their tennis careers on the American Tennis Association circuit, winning 14 doubles championships over the years. Roumania Peters Walker defeated Althea Gibson in 1946 at Wilberforce, Ohio, to win her second ATA women's singles championship. Our community is proud to honor and remember the legacy of these pioneering African-American women from our neighborhood.

This plaque was generously donated by the Honorable Jeh Johnson and Dr. Susan DiMarco, along with their children, Jeh and Natalie.
 
Erected by the Honorable Jeh Johnson and Dr. Susan DiMarco, along with their children, Jeh and Natalie.
 
Location. 38° 54.507′ N, 77° 3.299′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from O Street, NW 0 miles from 26th Street, NW. Click for map.
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
2. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
A view of the marker looking towards the northeast out onto O Street and 26th Street, NW.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 2604 O Street, NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church, Georgetown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgetown Refuge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dumbarton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colonial (approx. ¼ mile away); Evermay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ross and Getty House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
3. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
A view south from O Street towards the reverse of the marker and the Peters Sisters/Rose Park tennis courts.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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