April 14, 1911 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

110 years ago on April 14th, 1911

A devastating fire sweeps through Polo Grounds stadium

The fire at the Upper Manhattan stadium destroyed the wooden structure and left only the steel support structure intact. During reconstruction, the New York Giants moved to nearby Hilltop Park, then the home of the Yankees. Rebuilding efforts allowed a new Polo Grounds to reopen just three months later, now constructed with concrete and steel. Two years later, the Yankees would then use the Polo Grounds while the first Yankee Stadium was being constructed nearby in the Bronx. The fourth iteration of the Polo Grounds stadium would stand until 1964 when the city acquired the land under eminent domain and constructed the Polo Grounds NYCHA houses there.


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🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 85°F in 1941
Record Low: 26°F in 1950

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