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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dwight Davis

Born July 5, 1879

 
 
Dwight Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Dwight Davis Marker
Inscription.  The founder of tennis' Davis Cup, Dwight Davis was born in St. Louis. He was one of his era's best players and won several titles while at Harvard. In 1900, he founded the international competition that came to bear his name and captained the first U.S. team, which won the cup. He played in the 1904 Olympics and became St. Louis Parks Commissioner in 1911, building dozens of free tennis courts. Davis later served the game he loved as U.S. Lawn Tennis Association President, and his country as Secretary of War and Governor General of the Philippines. The first great tennis ambassador, Dwight Davis entered the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1956.
 
Erected 1996 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list.
 
Location. 38° 39.37′ N, 90° 18.371′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling
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west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6621 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Clark (here, next to this marker); Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! (a few steps from this marker); Clark Terry (a few steps from this marker); The Growth of a Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); Henry Armstrong (a few steps from this marker); Virginia Mayo (a few steps from this marker); Marianne Moore (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 21, 2020