“Weekly Photo Challenge: MASTERPIECE”

This abandoned masterpiece of architecture is Hinchliffe Stadium located in Paterson, NJ.  It was built in 1932 by John Shaw, who designed the blended Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco/Moderne styled stadium based on a 1931 plan by the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Engineering Firm whose founder Frederick Law Olmsted designed, among many other things, Central Park in NYC.  The period of significance for this recently named National Historic Landmark is 1932-1944, covering the years when Hinchliffe Stadium served as a venue for segregated Negro professional baseball, most notably the New York Black Yankees and including Satchel Paige and Larry Doby.  If you’d like to find out more information about this magnificent structure on which restoration work will soon begin, you can view a fascinating PBS Documentary about Hinchliffe HERE.
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Hinchliffe
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HINCHLIFFE STADIUM

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18 responses to ““Weekly Photo Challenge: MASTERPIECE”

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece | As iAge

  2. Very Interesting! Also, I agree with what others said, the way you chose to compose these shots, both the black and white and color capture the essence of the place…

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