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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

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Still Image

Call number of Original

47137

Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative

Creation Date

12-5-1946

Description

Aerial view of Portland High School Stadium, 178-182 Deering Avenue, from south. Back Cove in background. General view of southern portion of Oakdale neighborhood at left. Deering Oaks park at right. Northern edge of Portland Exposition Building (239 Park Avenue) at lower right corner of image.

The Portland High School Stadium (renamed Fitzpatrick Stadium in 1989, honoring James J. Fitzpatrick), formerly known as Richardson Field, had been leased to Portland High School by the city in 1930. In 1931 a concrete grandstand was built, overlooking the football gridiron and a cinder track. In 1932 bleachers were built opposite the grandstand, giving the stadium a combined seating capacity of 8,250. In September 1960, Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy spoke at the Stadium as part of his presidential campaign.

Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 5 December 1946

Keywords

Portland, Me., Oakdale, Stadiums, Parks, Deering Oaks, Back Cove

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.