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Theodore “Tiger” Flowers

(1895-1927)

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2013
1. Theodore “Tiger” Flowers Marker
Inscription. Theodore “Tiger” Flowers was the first African-American boxer to win the world middleweight championship in 1926. Born in Camilla, Georgia in 1895. Flowers moved to Atlanta in 1920 where he began training seriously to be a professional boxer. Flowers lived at 1048 Simpson Road (now Joseph E. Boone Blvd.) in a 20 room Italian stucco mansion considered one of the most beautiful homes in the city. He died in 1927 at the age of thirty-two and was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 and elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. The home was demolished in 1962 for the construction of Fire Station No. 16, which housed the city's first African-American firefighters in 1963.
 
Erected 2013 by Atlanta City Council Member At-Large Michael Julian Bond.
 
Location. 33° 45.8′ N, 84° 25.3′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Flowers Place, on the right when traveling east on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1048 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Atlanta GA 30314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fire Station No. 16
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By David Seibert, April 1, 2013
2. Theodore “Tiger” Flowers Marker
The marker stands in front of Atlanta Fire Station 16.
(within shouting distance of this marker); West Side Siege Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); Davis' Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Errant Line (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Captain Overton W. Barret’s battery of Missouri. (approx. one mile away); Site of Ezra Church (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle Hill (was approx. 1.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Surrender of Atlanta (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Theodore "Tiger" Flowers. (Submitted on October 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Theodore “Tiger” Flowers Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 1, 2013
3. Theodore “Tiger” Flowers Marker
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4. Theodore “Tiger” Flowers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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