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Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker

Rose Park Tennis Courts

 
 
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
1. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
Inscription.  The families of the Peters Sisters, Friends of Rose Park, DC Department of Parks & Recreation, and the City of Washington, DC are proud to name the Rose Park Tennis Courts after the Peters Sisters who grew up in this neighborhood on O Street, NW. The sisters wowed the crowds wherever they went, playing their doubles tennis from the 1940s through the 1950s. Both were recruited to play tennis at Tuskegee University and continued their tennis careers on the American Tennis Association circuit, winning 14 doubles championships over the years. Roumania Peters Walker defeated Althea Gibson in 1946 at Wilberforce, Ohio, to win her second ATA women's singles championship. Our community is proud to honor and remember the legacy of these pioneering African-American women from our neighborhood.

This plaque was generously donated by the Honorable Jeh Johnson and Dr. Susan DiMarco, along with their children, Jeh and Natalie.
 
Erected by the Honorable Jeh Johnson and Dr. Susan DiMarco, along with their children, Jeh and Natalie.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
2. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
A view of the marker looking towards the northeast out onto O Street and 26th Street, NW.
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SportsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
Location. 38° 54.507′ N, 77° 3.299′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from O Street Northwest west of 26th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2604 O Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rose Park Recreation Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Rose Park Tennis Courts (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church, Georgetown (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herring Hill (about 400 feet away); Epiphany Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Before the 1800s (about 700 feet away); During the years following the Civil War (about 700 feet away); Georgetown Refuge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
3. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
A view south from O Street towards the reverse of the marker and the Peters Sisters/Rose Park tennis courts.
Photos of the Peters sisters on the grounds of Rose Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 20, 2018
4. Photos of the Peters sisters on the grounds of Rose Park
Photos of the Peters sisters on the grounds of Rose Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 20, 2018
5. Photos of the Peters sisters on the grounds of Rose Park
Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 20, 2018
6. Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Oct. 5, 2022