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Peter's Park Q-5-i | Marker History

Peter’s Park Marker, Q-5-i

James Peters Sr. (1888-1970) opened Peters Park, also called the Almagro Baseball Stadium, at this site in 1948. The park was home to the Danville All-Stars, an African American baseball team that Peters sponsored. The stadium was state of the art when it opened, being one of the first in the country to boast lights to permit nighttime usage. Peters Park became an important part of the African American community, hosting Sunday afternoon baseball games as well as community events. In 1952 the park closed because of the racial integration of baseball and the ability to watch the sport on television.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: December 13, 2012
Year On Marker: 2012
Original Sponsor: City of Danville
Region: Southside Region
Geographic Location: Danville
Physical Description of Location: 151 Foster Street, Danville VA 24541.
GPS Location: 36.571635,-79.473908
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