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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clarence C. Davenport, Sr.

1924 - 1997

 
 
Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Born in Newark, NJ, this longtime Atlantic City resident served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II before settling here. He worked for Penn Reading Seashore Line and later for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. He played softball with the Bill Marks Sportsmen Club, and co-founded the Trailblazers Sportsmen Club, which offered youth positive recreational activities fostering civic responsibility. Often sought after as a neighborhood counselor and advocate for senior citizens, he also advised and inspired young people. Mr. Davenport served as President of the Bungalow Park Civic Association and was a member of the Atlantic City Zoning Board. He attended New Hope Baptist Church, sang with the Male Chorus and was an avid supporter of its Youth Group. In 1998, The Davenport Community Center was named after him by the City of Atlantic City in recognition of his dedicated community service.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. Marker
Government & PoliticsRailroads & StreetcarsWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.925′ N, 74° 25.226′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Delaware Avenue on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hubert U. Barbour, Sr. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James L. Cooper (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keeper’s Dwelling (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Whaling Bark Stafford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elwood Samuel Roberts II (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lighthouse History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Absecon Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Assistant Keepers’ Dwelling (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Also see . . .  Clarence C. Davenport, Sr. The Atlantic City Free Public Library page about the marker. (Submitted on July 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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