Alamo Wall and Bulldog Stadium
Jasper Bulldog Stadium, established circa 1922, served as the centerpiece for the town's athletic competitions, becoming ever more popular over the years. By 1936, the bleachers were being filled at every game and rivalries were heating up between the teams that played one another year after year. The town had quickly outgrown its stadium. Soon Jasper school officials and community leaders turned to the New Works Progress Administration (WPA) for help to improve the stadium.
The stadium saw two WPA renovation projects starting as early as January 1936. The first project was notable for the addition of stadium lights on poles surrounding the playing field. When the project was completed, WPA officials and workers were invited to join local dignitaries and fans to watch a night game. On Tuesday, April 28,1936, the first night game was played in Bulldog Stadium with the senior Bulldogs facing off against the underclassmen "Pups."
Additional work began in 1940 under the direction of the architect, W.C. Meador, and engineer, A.C. Stone work included improved steel bleachers, a new playing field surface, ticket booths
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18619.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
Location. 30° 55.337′ N, 94° 0.668′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker is on Park Lane south of College Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TX 75951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jasper Public Schools (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); The First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jasper County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jasper County, C. S. A. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beaty-Orton House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jasper County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belle-Jim Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. 2. submitted on July 21, 2019.