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Ferry Field: 1909

Ferry Field: 1909

Ann Arbor, Michigan, circa 1909. "Entrance to Ferry Field, University of Michigan." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

The Not-so-Big House!

Ferry Field itself still kind of survives as well, as an outdoor track and field facility. and I think it is really cool that the main gate is still there. An earlier U of Michigan football venue, Regents Field, was where Bo Schembechler Hall now is. Hail to the Victors Valiant!

Base Ball vs. Baseball?

I remember seeing the two word version of the spelling in an old encyclopedia. Can anyone come up with a reason for the change?

The Gate survives.

After Michigan Stadium was built in 1927, the Ferry Field stands and wall began to come down, first to make way for the Intramural Sports Building in 1928. The former football field was converted for track and field. The corner gates and wall were removed in 1954 to make way for the new Athletic Administration Building (now called Weidenbach Hall). The original main gate bearing the Ferry Field legend was moved at this time to the north side of the Hartwig Building (color photo). Additional sections of the ornamental cast iron gate survive as well, one on the south side of Hartwig and one on the northeast side of Yost Ice Arena. (U-Mich AEC)

Named for Dexter Ferry

... of seed repository fame.

[Life is a circle! - Dave]

 
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