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Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Centennial Field

 
 
Centennial Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 25, 2002
1. Centennial Field Marker
Inscription. Named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University of Vermontís first graduating class, Centennial Field has been the home of UVM athletics since 1906. The three ballparks that have stood on this site have hosted semi-professional and minor league, as well as exhibitions by visiting Major League and Negro League ballclubs. The current grandstand, constructed in 1922, is one of the oldest still in use. Among the outstanding players who have graced Centennialís diamond are Larry Gardner, Ray Collins, Tris Speaker, Jesse Hubbard, Robin Roberts, Kirk McCaskill, Barry Larkin and Ken Griffey, Jr.
 
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division of Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 28.9′ N, 73° 11.305′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on University Road 0.1 miles south of Colchester Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.6 miles away); Native Americans and Winooski (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Wide-view of the Centennial Field marker and grandstands image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 25, 2002
2. Wide-view of the Centennial Field marker and grandstands
The marker is center left in the picture.
Andrew Harris 1814-1841 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mary Martha Fletcher (approx. 0.7 miles away); Athletic Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); General William Wells / Dr. H. Nelson Jackson (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Dewey (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vermont Lake Monsters: Ballpark. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues - Centennial Field - Vermont Lake Monsters. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsSports
 
Centennial Field (1922) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 25, 2002
3. Centennial Field (1922)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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