“Cardines Field, “a small urban gem of a ballpark” is a baseball stadium located at 20 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.
“Stone and concrete bleachers were built along the third-base line by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1936-1937. The plaque at the entrance that reads “1937” refers to this date. The current grandstand was built by the WPA following the devastating hurricane of 1938. The distinctive curving grandstand section behind home plate was built in 1939. Over the coming decades, the park continued to grow through construction projects to increase capacity, eventually creating the patchwork, overlapping stadium seen today.”
In Newport “the WPA built sidewalks and most of the stone walls, grandstands, concession buildings and other facilities in Newport’s public parks. Vernon Park, Freebody Park and Cardines Field are the most visible examples.” (Newport History)
Historic photo from the National Archives
http://newporthistory.org/2013/history-bytes-wpa-construction-projects/ (accessed Mar. 2018)
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