Sports Temples of Boston: Sports Temples of Boston: Images of Historic Ballparks, Arenas, and Statiums 1872-1972

Images of Suffolk Downs

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Starter Bob Frend and staff at Suffolk Downs

31. Starter Bob Frend and staff at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010796
East Boston, Massachusetts (1943)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "The Men Behind the Horses: Starter Bob Frend, right, of Suffolk Downs, issues orders to his staff before one of the races. The soldier is Corp. Morris Kuykendall of the Airborne Command, a member of Frend's staff for se

Cleaning up the road at the back of the track, Suffolk Downs

32. Cleaning up the road at the back of the track, Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010798
East Boston, Massachusetts (1947)

Workmen are cleaning up the back of the track.

Strikers with signs at Suffolk Downs

33. Strikers with signs at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010799
East Boston, Massachusetts (1955)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "Pickets parade outside Suffolk Downs race track causing a cancellation of opening-day horse racing. A track spokesman said it was an attempt by an AFL group to organize 350 mutual window clerks now in an independent uni

Suffolk Downs, view of Grandstand

34. Suffolk Downs, view of Grandstand

Image number: 05_02_010800
East Boston, Massachusetts (1947)

Side view of the grandstand before opening day.

Brushing up, painting ticket booth, at Suffolk Downs

35. Brushing up, painting ticket booth, at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010804
East Boston, Massachusetts (1947)

Two painters paint the ticket booth at Suffolk Downs, in preparation for opening day.

Thoroughbreds cooled out by stable hands after morning workout at Suffolk Downs

36. Thoroughbreds cooled out by stable hands after morning workout at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010806
East Boston, Massachusetts (1950)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "Walking Hots at Suffolk Downs, and this is an early-morning scene at the East Boston track as stable-hand cool out the horses after the thoroughbreds have been through a morning workout. The horses are never brought rig

Daily Double Board at Suffolk Downs

37. Daily Double Board at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010811
East Boston, Massachusetts (1950)

New main entrance and clubhouse at Suffolk Downs

38. New main entrance and clubhouse at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010863
East Boston, Massachusetts (1962)

Scaffolding erected in entrance to clubhouse during remodeling.

New clubhouse box seat area at Suffolk Downs

39. New clubhouse box seat area at Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010864
East Boston, Massachusetts (1962)

Oblique view of new box seats under construction at Suffolk Downs, during remodeling.

New box seat section in clubhouse, Suffolk Downs

40. New box seat section in clubhouse, Suffolk Downs

Image number: 05_02_010865
East Boston, Massachusetts (1962)

"New plush box seat section in clubhouse - note carpeting on floors" is written in pencil on verso.

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