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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Formerly Maryland Park

 
 
Formerly Maryland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
1. Formerly Maryland Park Marker
Inscription.  Maryland Park was opened in 1921. It served as the site of the annual Emancipation Day Celebration until 1933. The first Columbus public pool was constructed here in 1929 as the Center of Eastside Social and Recreation Activities. It was home to many black athletes who brought pride and distinction to themselves and to the city.
 
Erected 1990 by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 15-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 58.519′ N, 82° 57.978′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Atcheson Street and Winner Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Atcheson Street. Marker is at Saunders Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1380 Atcheson Street, Columbus OH 43203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Formerly Maryland Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2009
2. Formerly Maryland Park Marker
Saunders Park pool behind marker.
within walking distance of this marker. Mount Vernon Community School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Vernon Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); White Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); Second Baptist Church / James P. Poindexter (approx. 0.7 miles away); War! – “It Is All Hell” (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Clair Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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