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Jackie Robinson's Boyhood Home
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am fascinated by historical sites, even if there is nothing to look at, except for a plaque. I was interested in the neighborhood where this icon grew up and the resources he had available to develop into this great man. I was particularly interested in how far his home was to Brookside Park where he developed his baseball skills. I also enjoyed visiting the baseball park at Brookside which was eventually named after Jackie. This is very close to the Rose Bowl.

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jackie Robinson was an amazing person. His boyhood home?....not so much. As a curiosity you can go by if you are close but that's it.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

there is just a plaque to commemorate the site where Robinson lived. Not much to see here, but cruise by if you are curious.

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

This landmark is the childhood home of Jackie Robinson, the first black player to break modern baseball's color barrier. Jackie's mother bought the house in 1920 after moving from Cairo, GA with Jackie and his 4 siblings. The Robinson family was the African-American family on Pepper Street. This house is in a residential area (literally people are living in the houses surrounding his house). The address of his house is 121 Pepper Street. When you are looking for his house, you won't find it. It was torn down in the early 1970's. However, on the ground in front of 123 Pepper Street is where the plaque dedicated to Jackie Robinson can be found. The plaque reads: "Jackie Robinson resided on this site with his family from 1922 to 1946.” The house is not taken care of, the grass is long, and there are cameras all over the property.

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