Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Construction begins on 10th St. Memorial Stadium

image number:

P0031152

description:

An image similar to this image and probably shot within minutes of this image appears in an un-cited newspaper clipping (probably Indiana Daily Student) found in the 1922 football manager's book (IU Archives accession 2008/059). The caption reads, in full: "Indiana Tearing Up Golf Course for New Stadium: In these days of intense interest in college athletics a good stadium is more essential than a golf course, so at Indiana they are tearing up a perfectly good links and starting construction on a new athletic plant. The above picture shows contractors excavating on the fairway at the approach to the fourth green. The new stadium, which is to be erected northeast of the gymnasium, will cost $250,000. Indiana will not quit playing golf, but will rearrange the course to made room for the stadium."

Another un-cited newspaper clipping found on the following page of manager's book reads, in full: "DIRT FLIES AT STADIUM SITE: WHERE THEY USED TO PLAY GOLF: With the digging of the first steamshovelful of dirt at the site of the new athletic stadium, hopes for the use of the new football field in time for the Homecoming game next fall were strengthened. About $150,000 will be spent on the stadium proper which will seat 22,000 people."

date taken:

1922 or 1923

photographer studio:

Chas. Gilbert Shaw, Bloomington, Ind.

donor image number:

1599

copyright owner:

Charles Gilbert Shaw

building name:

Memorial Stadium, 10th Street (1925)

building name:

Men's Gymnasium (1917)

building name:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)

corporate name:

Erie Steam Shovel Company (Erie, Pennsylvania)

topic:

Construction

topic:

Steam shovels

topic:

Excavation

topic:

Football

topic:

Stadiums

topic:

Gymnasiums

topic:

Golf

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Arboretum Center, The Beulah & Jesse Cox

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Memorial Stadium (10th Street)

folder:

Construction