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The original Ebbets Field blueprints to go on display

Apr 17, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

Ebbets Field

This is kinda neat:

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.

  1. skeleteeth - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrprints!

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    It may get repaired, but as of 2:35, the original headline for this item says: The original Ebbets Field blurprints. One hopes the blueprints are in sharper focus than was the headline writer! Pretty cool item to get to see!

    • fdugrad - Apr 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

      I tink dat’s how “Da Bums” pronounced the woid blueprints!!

  3. Jonny 5 - Apr 17, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    If you’ve ever seen real blue prints, the term “blurprints” is actually quite accurate.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Well stated Jonny. As someone who looks at Architecturals (blueprints)…most every day I can say you are dead on. And they seem to be getting worse with each passing year. To the point now where you quote a project (off their Architecturals)…present your submittals and shop drawings…and they return them with a stampe marked “reviewed.”
      Not “approved.” Not “approved as noted.” Not “revise and re-submit.” Just “reviewed.”
      So they do a terrible job drawing these projects then give you every opportunity to hang yourself by not approving anything. Just…”reviewed.” Frustrating. Sorry for the rant people.

  4. simon94022 - Apr 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    The Wilpons already dug these up and handed them over to the builders of Citi Field.

  5. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 17, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    I’ll always be a bit bummed that I wasn’t around to see the place. Always wanted to go there and to the Polo Grounds.

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