Harvard Stadium

60 N. Harvard St., Boston, Massachusetts

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Description 

The first college stadium in the U.S., it is also the earliest extant (1903). It became a prototype for other college stadiums because of its design and multi-purpose use. A pioneering example of the use of reinforced concrete, at the time of its completion it was the largest structure of that material in the world. Also representative of the early Harvard coaches and teams, who played a major role in the development of intercollegiate football. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, February 27, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987
Reference number
87000757
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Engineering; Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Sport facility
Current function
Sport facility
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1903

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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