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The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson

Born October 26, 1899 - Died June 14, 1989

 
 
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
1. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
Inscription.  In 1975 William Julius “Judy” Johnson became the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, 1921 through 1936, Johnson was considered the best third baseman in the Negro Leagues. In 1935, Johnson served as captain of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, a team that also featured Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell. Later he served as a scout for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Milwaukee Braves. This house, where Johnson and his wife Anita lived for 55 years, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1995 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number NC-95.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1975.
 
Location. 39° 43.695′ N, 75° 37.986′ W. Marker is near Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Kiamensi
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Ave. and Newport Rd., on the right when traveling south on Kiamensi Ave.. The marker sits on the northeast corner of the property identified as 3701 Kiamensi Ave. Wilmington, DE. It can be seen from both Kiamensi Ave and Newport Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 Kiamensi Ave, Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshallton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington's Earthworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Delaware Continentals (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lynching of George White (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. ¾ mile away); How a Steam Locomotive Works (approx. ¾ mile away); What Is This? (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is almost obscured by overgrowth as it appears that the property on which it sits is currently vacant.
 
Regarding The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson. This home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1995.
 
Also see . . .
1. Judy Johnson: Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 28, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
2. National Register of Historic Places
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
2. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
Front view of the home
. (Submitted on March 28, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
 
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
3. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
The north side of the home
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
4. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
The south side of the home
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
5. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
A view of the home from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 809 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on February 25, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   5. submitted on March 28, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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