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Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kendall-Perkins Park

 
 
Kendall-Perkins Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Kendall-Perkins Park Marker
Inscription.  This park was formerly known as Douglas Park in honor of Frederick Douglas, slave abolitionist. In 1973, renamed in memory of Joe N. Kendall and Joseph P. Perkins, two contemporary citizens of this community. These men gave many years of unselfish and tireless devotion to growth and development of children in this community. Those who benefited say thanks.
 
Erected by Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 46.263′ N, 87° 7.417′ W. Marker is in Owensboro, Kentucky, in Daviess County. Marker is at the intersection of West 5th Street and Cs-1186-30, on the right when traveling west on West 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 W 5th St, Owensboro KY 42301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Two Early Civil Rights Cases in Owensboro (here, next to this marker); Born With a Purpose (here, next to this marker); The African American Community in Owensboro (a few steps from this marker); Dr. and Mrs. Clay E. Simpson, Sr.
Kendall-Perkins Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
2. Kendall-Perkins Park Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fourth Street Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. / Pulitzer Prize Winner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Trinity Centre Parking Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Stirman's Folly" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owensboro.
 
Additional comments.
1. Spelling from the marker
Spelling has been taken verbatim from the marker, notably the misspelling for Frederick Douglas, which is correctly spelled Douglass.
    — Submitted November 5, 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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