Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rose Park Recreation Center
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
— 26th and O Streets, NW —
Noted tennis stars Margaret and Roumania Peters practiced here in the 1930s and went on to compete for Tuskegee Institute and later as professionals. Roumania Peters Walker eventually returned to teach tennis here.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports • Women. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
Location. 38° 54.488′ N, 77° 3.285′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2609 Dumbarton Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church, Georgetown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Epiphany Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Herring Hill (about 500 feet away); Before the 1800s (about 600 feet away); During the years following the Civil War (about 600 feet away); Georgetown Refuge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dumbarton House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker.
Rose Park tennis courts, 1948.
The Washington Post
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.