(1895-1927)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.
|Placed By||Atlanta City Council Member At-Large Michael Julian Bond|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 738792 N 3738902|
|Decimal Degrees||33.76333333, -84.42166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 45.8', W 84° 25.3'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 45' 48" N, 84° 25' 18" W|
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|Area Code(s)||404, 678, 770|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 278-298 Flowers Pl NW, Atlanta GA 30314, US|
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