Football sign at entrance to Pratt Field
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This photograph shows the entrance to International YMCA Training School's (now Springfield College) Pratt Field. The entrance way consists of large white pillars, a gate, and a sidewalk leading up to it. The gate is shut in the photograph. There is a sign above the gate that says "Football Home Games Oct. 31-Providence, Nov. 7- St. Thomas, Nov. 21- Davis Elkins." The picture is not dated. Pratt Field was a gift of Mr. Herbert L. Pratt. It consisted, originally, of a quarter-mile track, 220 yard straightaway twenty-four feet wide, eleven runaways and pits for jumping and vaulting, seven tennis courts, a football field, and a baseball diamond. An eight-foot high reinforced concrete fence surrounds the field. The entrances were designed by Edward Lippincourt Tilton, who also designed Springfield's Judd Gymnasium and the Marsh Memorial Building. Part of Pratt field is still used today for track and field, however the name was changed to Blake Field.
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International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
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- Football sign at entrance to Pratt Field. 1910-1959. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/10513. (Accessed June 22, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- (1910-1959) Football sign at entrance to Pratt Field. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/10513
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/10513>.