Herbert L. Pratt getting ready to unlock the gate at the opening ceremony of Pratt Field (1910)
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This photograph shows Herbert L. Pratt preparing to unlock the gate to International YMCA Training School's (now Springfield College) Pratt Field during the opening ceremony, which took place on November 12, 1910. The entrance way consists of a gate, large white pillars and a sidewalk leading up to it. Many other people are surrounding the entrance way and appear to be looking back, away from the entrance waiting for the unlocking to occur. 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. There are two duplicates of this picture that can be found here:
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
|Springfield College--Athletic fields|
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Pratt, Herbert L
Doggett, L. L. (Laurence Locke), 1864-1957
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- Herbert L. Pratt getting ready to unlock the gate at the opening ceremony of Pratt Field (1910). 1910-11-12. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/10416. (Accessed June 21, 2018.)
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- (1910-11-12) Herbert L. Pratt getting ready to unlock the gate at the opening ceremony of Pratt Field (1910). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/10416
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