Veterans Memorial Stadium – Quincy MA

Description

Two plaques at the entrance gate explain the heritage of Veterans Memorial Stadium:

Northerly plaque: “This site is part of the grant known as Merrymount Park / Given to the People of Quincy by Charles Francis Adams In the Year 1885 – The Football Field and the Stadium known as Pfaffman Oval was Built at the time when George E. Pfaffman was Chairman of Quincy Park Board.”

Southerly plaque: “Quincy Municipal Stadium / Dedicated to the Youth of Quincy / As a Memorial to War Veterans / 1937 Erected 1938 – Thomas S. Burgin Mayor – Designed and Constructed under the Direction of G. F. Schaefer, City Engineer, WPA Project 165-149511”.

Source notes

Quincy, Mass. Historical and Architectural Survey:
https://thomascranelibrary.org/htm/924.htm

https://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/cold-hard-football-facts-blog/football-old-glory-and-america-all-is-right-with-the-world/16758/

Plaque

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 14, 2014.

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Location Info


870 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02170

Coordinates: 42.2612, -71.0110

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