Field of Dreams

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CLOSE PLAY AT FIRST, FENWAY PARK, 1934. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department

The Green Monster, Fenway's left field wall, remains one of the most famous features in any professional sports venue. It was constructed from concrete, covered in tin, and clad in green-painted wood. 

Built on mudflats at a cost of $650,000, Fenway Park was constructed in 1912 for the new American League team in town, the Boston Red Sox.  

One of the smallest parks in Major League Baseball, Fenway is beloved by Sox players and fans—if not opposing teams—for its quirky architectural features, storied past, and generations of poignant memories captured within its confines.