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The Home of William Julius “Judy” Johnson

Born October 26, 1899 - Died June 14, 1989

 
 
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By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
1. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
Inscription. In 1975 William Julius “Judy” Johnson became the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, 1921 through 1936, Johnson was considered the best third baseman in the Negro Leagues. In 1935, Johnson served as captain of the Pittsburgh Crawfords, a team that also featured Hall of Famers Satchel Paige, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell. Later he served as a scout for the Philadelphia Athletics, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Milwaukee Braves. This house, where Johnson and his wife Anita lived for 55 years, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1995 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number NC-95.)
 
Location. 39° 43.695′ N, 75° 37.986′ W. Marker is in Newport, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Kiamensi Ave and Newport Rd, on the left when traveling west on Kiamensi Ave. Touch for map. The marker sits on the northeast corner of the property identified as 3701 Kiamensi Ave. Wilmington, DE. It can be seen from both Kiamensi Ave and Newport Rd. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 Kiamensi Ave. Wilmington DE 19808, Wilmington DE 19808, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
2. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
Front view of the home
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshallton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Delaware Continentals (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilmington & Western Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); The "Annie Oakleys": First Female Prison Guards in the United States (approx. ¾ mile away); Greenbank Mill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp DuPont (approx. 1.3 miles away); Brandywine Springs (approx. 1.3 miles away); Peniel United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
More about this marker. The marker is almost obscured by overgrowth as it appears that the property on which it sits is currently vacant.
 
Regarding The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson. This home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 10, 1995
 
Also see . . .
1. Judy Johnson: Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 28, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
2. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on March 28, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
3. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
The north side of the home
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
4. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
The south side of the home
The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, March 27, 2014
5. The Home of William Julius "Judy" Johnson Marker
A view of the home from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   5. submitted on March 28, 2014, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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