Apr 17, 2012, 2:30 PM EST
They were presumed lost, one more casualty from a move that broke a borough’s heart.
But this week, a century-long odyssey will come to an end when the original 1912 blueprints for Ebbets Field, the iconic home of the beloved, bedeviling Brooklyn Dodgers, will be displayed in public for the first time in decades. They will be the centerpiece of an exhibit on the Dodgers at Brooklyn College set to open on Thursday.
Cool inasmuch as most of the photographs and film of Ebbets Field come from pre-1940s renovations which changed the look of the place. Our Ebbets Field nostalgia is a relic of the 40s and 50s. These blueprints are an artifact of 1912.
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