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Handlan's Park

Handlan's Park is a former [1]

Surrounded by Grand Avenue on the west, Laclede Avenue on the north, Theresa Avenue to the east, and Clark Avenue to the south, the space used for the park was owned by Alexander H. Handlan. The head of an international railway supply house, Handlan-Buck Manufacturing, Handlan operated a private park at the site aptly named Handlan's Park.[1]

The seating capacity of 15,000 comprised the grandstand at the southeast corner of Laclede and Grand, the pavilion situated near Grand and Clark, and bleachers stretching behind center field between two rows of houses, which were barricaded by tall wooden fences. Home plate was centered in front of the grandstand at Grand and Laclede. Most sources give the playing field's dimensions as 325' for left, 375' for center and 300' for right field.[1]

It has also been referred to as Laclede Park, Market and Grand Park and Grand and Market Park.

References

  1. ^ a b c Federal League Park (St. Louis) entry on The Baseball Biography Project


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