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

Images of Boston University Nickerson Field

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Letter's 'B.U.' cut into old Braves Field infield

1. Letter's 'B.U.' cut into old Braves Field infield

Image number: 05_02_010381
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Allston, Massachusetts (1955)

Tractor plowing up turf along first base line at former Braves Field. Initials "BU" carved into infield in honor of the new owners, Boston University.

Track built on old Braves Field now at B.U.

2. Track built on old Braves Field now at B.U.

Image number: 05_02_010395
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Allston, Massachusetts (1955)

Harold C. Case Physical Education Center

3. Harold C. Case Physical Education Center

Image number: 05_02_010758
Allston, Massachusetts (ca. 1967)

Architect's rendering of the Harold C. Case Physical Education Center, University Field.

Painters atop ladders change name of Braves Field to Boston University Field

4. Painters atop ladders change name of Braves Field to Boston University Field

Image number: 05_02_010760
Allston, Massachusetts (1954)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "A Change in Name: Painters atop ladders change name of Braves Field to Boston University Field. The university purchased the property, long the home of the Boston Braves who moved to Milwaukee last year." Boston & Alba

Constructing the new Nickerson Field

5. Constructing the new Nickerson Field

Image number: 05_02_010761
Allston, Massachusetts (1955)

Workmen are seen constructing the bench seating at the new Nickerson Field, formerly Braves Field.

Constructing the new Nickerson Field

6. Constructing the new Nickerson Field

Image number: 05_02_010762
Allston, Massachusetts (1955)

Bulldozer clearing the site of the new Nickerson Field, formerly Braves Field.

Ed Rice, Boston University, practicing hammer throw at Nickerson Field

7. Ed Rice, Boston University, practicing hammer throw at Nickerson Field

Image number: 05_02_010943
Allston, Massachusetts (1964)

Close-up of Rice clearly showing stands in background. The stands were once a part of old Braves Field.

Dismantling scoreboard at old Braves Field, now B.U. Stadium

8. Dismantling scoreboard at old Braves Field, now B.U. Stadium

Image number: 05_02_010394
Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Allston, Massachusetts (1955)

Track oval set up on old Braves Field.

General View of B. U. Commencement

9. General View of B. U. Commencement

Image number: 05_02_010757
Allston, Massachusetts (1969)

Newspaper caption on verso reads, "Aerial view of Boston University's centennial commencement at Nickerson Field."

Commencement Exercises, Boston University Field

10. Commencement Exercises, Boston University Field

Image number: 05_02_010763
Allston, Massachusetts (1954)

Part of the 15,000 to 17,000 people attending commencement exercises at Boston University Field. Shows speaker at podium and band on field. Pitching mound and basepaths of old Braves Field are still visible.

 
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