John J. McDermott

John J. McDermott (HM1KMN)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19143 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.519', W 75° 13.099'

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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.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 481348 N 4421340
Decimal Degrees39.94198333, -75.21831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.519', W 75° 13.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 31.14" N, 75° 13' 5.94" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 S 51st St, Philadelphia PA 19143, US
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