• Created Date
  • 1911
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  • Springfield College
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  • This photograph shows Herbert L. Pratt kicking the first ball at the dedication of International YMCA Training School's (now Springfield College) Pratt Field in 1911 as other men look on. 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. A... more
    This photograph shows Herbert L. Pratt kicking the first ball at the dedication of International YMCA Training School's (now Springfield College) Pratt Field in 1911 as other men look on. 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. The location of Pratt field is still used today for track and field, however the name was changed to Blake Track. less
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