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Family of Dr. Robert Johnson Seeks Help Restoring Historic Home and Tennis Court

03 Jan Family of Dr. Robert Johnson Seeks Help Restoring Historic Home and Tennis Court

This home tucked away on the corner of Pierce Street now worn with time was once a center of excellence.

“It’s just kind of a special place and it’s more deserving of a better look than it has right now,” said Evan Smith.

Smith’s great grandfather Dr. Walter Robert Johnson lived at 1422 Pierce Street.

In the lot next to his home, he coached a Junior Development Tennis Program for African American youth.

Two of his most well- known students were Grand Slam Champions Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson.

“His work is so much more than that it’s impacting lives and teaching life lessons and that goes beyond the sport of tennis,” said Smith.

Read the full article here: http://wset.com/news/local/family-of-dr-robert-johnson-seeks-help-restoring-historic-home-and-tennis-court