In Memory of the First Barrow Stadium
— Architect: Henry G. Grimball —
Originally known as the Pontchartrain Park Stadium of the New Orleans Recreation Department, the first Barrow Stadium was dedicated in May 1957 by Mayor deLessups Story Morrison. The stadium served as a popular venue for youth baseball, football and Negro Leagues baseball. In 1960, the stadium was home field for the New Orleans Stars, an official Negro American League team, and for three decades (1958-1988) it hosted the memorable Negro Leagues reunion games of the New Orleans Old Timers Baseball Club. In 1968, the stadium was renamed after local baseball manager and mentor Wesley "Big Train” Barrow (1902-1965). The first Barrow Stadium was demolished in 2011 due to damages from Hurricane Katrina.
This plaque was produced by FEMA, in cooperation with the City of New Orleans, LA
SHPO and the Pontilly and Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Associations. Stadium
photograph by Chuck Cook dated June 21, 1982, courtesy of Times-Picayune.
Erected by FEMA, City of New Orleans SHPO and Pontilly and Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Associations.
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Location. 30° 1.709′ N, 90° 2.588′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Hayne Boulevard east of Press Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 Press Drive, New Orleans LA 70126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brothers Of The Sacred Heart (approx. 2 miles away); London Avenue Canal Floodwall Breach (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort St. John (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lake Pontchartrain (approx. 3˝ miles away); Fannie C. Williams / Valena C. Jones Elementary School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fair Grounds Race Course (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Historic Lower Ninth Ward / Industrial Canal Flood Wall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Annunciation Church (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.