Ticket windows at Hinchliffe Stadium Paterson, NJA photograph showing the once elaborate art at the stadium, wasting away with neglect.
“Hinchliffe Stadium is a historic 10,000-seat municipal stadium in Paterson, built 1931–32 on a dramatic escarpment above Paterson’s National Historic Landmark Great Falls … It is one of only a handful of stadiums surviving nationally that once played host to significant Negro league baseball during America’s Jim Crow era. The stadium was designated a National Historic Landmark in March 2013 and a Paterson Historic Landmark in May 2013…
Many workers laid off from the mills found work under a New Deal-financed program to provide enhancements to the stadium in 1932–34.” (Wikipedia) [Note: The New Deal started in 1933.]
This huge stadium is in serious disrepair now, but still has that classic 1930s look to it. It is most significant for its important role in African American history.
http://www.hinchliffestadium.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinchliffe_Stadium http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2009/november-december/field-forgotten-dreams.html#.UkJm52SY6uY
Project originally submitted by Alex Tarr on September 27, 2013.
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