Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
On January 25, 1934, Oscar Goldsmith, Lawrence B. Goldsmith, Annie Schiffman Goldsmith, Robert L. Schiffman, and Strauss Schiffman gave this property to the City of Huntsville for an athletic field. The gift was in memory of Betty Bernstein Goldsmith (wife of Oscar and mother of Lawrence and Betty Herstein Schiffman (wife of Isaac and mother of the other donors). The Civil Works Administration provided the $6500 in materials and labor to construct the field, the first in Huntsville to accommodate night athletic games. The Acme Club raised funds for lighting through season ticket sales. Dedication exercises were held during the first night game on October 4, 1934, when 1000 fans saw Coach Milton Frank's Huntsville High team defeat Gadsen High.
Erected 1998 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 44.394′ N, 86° 34.842′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Ward Avenue NE and White Street NE, on the left when traveling east on Ward Avenue NE. Touch for map. Located at the Ward Avenue gate of the athletic field. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Five Points Historic District Site of Green Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Twickenham Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln School and Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Town Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. half a mile away); Site of Huntsville Female College (approx. half a mile away); Maple Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Categories. • Education • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2019, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.