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Brookville's GrandstandBrookville's Grandstand

Location: East 8th & Mill Streets, Brookville Town Park, Brookville. (Franklin County, Indiana)

Installed: 2002 Indiana Historical Bureau, Franklin County Historical Society, and 50 Years of Franklin County Football Committee 2001.

ID# : 24.2002.1

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Side one:

This grandstand built 1922 to seat 1, 000 and serve fans of new Brookville semi-pro team. Twenty box seats included to help pay for construction. Central platform included for community activities. Facility later used for youth sports. Structure renovated 1992 for continuing use by community.

Side two:

Baseball has been played in Brookville since at least 1867 when local amateur teams played out-of-town teams. A local team joined semi-pro Southern Indiana Baseball Association 1922 and other regional leagues in later years. Land given for the public park by Amos and Mary Butler 1907. Wooden grandstand built here 1914 seated 300."

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Sports, Buildings and Architecture

Annotated Text

Brookville's Grandstand

This grandstand built 1922 to seat 1, 000 and serve fans of new Brookville semi-pro team. Twenty box seats included to help pay for construction. Central platform included for community activities.(1) Facility later used for youth sports.(2) Structure renovated 1992 for continuing use by community.(3)

Baseball has been played in Brookville since at least 1867 when local amateur teams played out-of-town teams.(4) A local team joined semi-pro Southern Indiana Baseball Association 1922(5) and other regional leagues in later years.(6) Land given for the public park by Amos and Mary Butler 1907.(7) Wooden grandstand built here 1914 seated 300.(8)

(1) Brookville Democrat, March 16, 23, April 20, 1922

(2) various Brookville Democrat articles, 1960s and 1970s

(3) applicant research paper and e-mail to Janine Beckley October 17, 2001

(4) Brookville Democrat, October 4, 1867; Franklin Democrat, July 11, 1878

(5) Batesville Tribune, January 26, 1922

(6) Brookville Democrat, July 3, 1941, May 10, 17, 1951

(7) Franklin County Deed Books 31, 44, 53

(8) The American, August 20, 1914