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John J. McDermott

(1891-1971)

 
 
John J. McDermott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. John J. McDermott Marker
Inscription. In 1911 at the Chicago Golf Club, 19-year-old McDermott became the first American to win the US Open. He successfully defended his title the following year. One of the world’s top golfers between 1910 and 1914, he helped to popularize the game in this country. His career was cut short due to illness and he retired in 1914. This is his childhood neighborhood, where he caddied and learned to play at the Aronimink Golf Club, once located here.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.519′ N, 75° 13.099′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S. 51st Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of The Free Library of Philadelphia, Kingsessing Branch. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 South 51st Street, Philadelphia PA 19143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Bartram (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Woodlands-Historic Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape (approx. 0.8 miles away); Paul Philippe Cret (approx. 0.9
John J. McDermott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. John J. McDermott Marker
miles away); Commodore David Porter (approx. 0.9 miles away); Herman Herzog (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Woodlands (approx. 0.9 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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