McElroy Park Stadium – Jamestown ND

Description

President Roosevelt toured Jamestown, North Dakota in 1936, The New York Times reporting: “[he] saw a new $17,000 auditorium more than large enough to hold the town’s population, a current WPA project. It faces a stadium that was begun as a CWA operation and completed, together with an ornamental fence on the property, as an FERA project.” The facilities were in what is known now as McElroy Park.

The exact location of the stadium within McElroy Park and its present status are unknown to Living New Deal, though it might be what is now known as Jack Brown Stadium.

Source notes

The New York Times: "ROOSEVELT FINDS WPA AID CHEERING DROUGHT REGIONS," Aug. 29, 1936 (pg. 1)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 3, 2018.

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Location Info


McElroy Park
Jamestown, ND

Location notes: Jack Brown Stadium

Coordinates: 46.897881, -98.704874

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