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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Proposed Layout of the Grounds of Pelham Memorial High School in 1920

Included in the files of The Office of The Historian of The Town of Pelham is a copy of a portion of a page from the July 24, 1920 issue of The Pelham Sun showing a proposed layout of the grounds of the Pelham Memorial High School. An image of the item appears immediately below.

The map of the proposed grounds is entitled "General Plan of the Memorial High School Property and Roosevelt Field Union Free School District No 2 Town of Pelham Westchester County NY". According to the legend the map was prepared by the "Office of John F. Fairchild, Civil Engineer First National Bank Bld'g Mount Vernon, N.Y. July-8-1920". John Fairchild, of course, was a resident of the Village of Pelham (Pelham Heights) at the time.

The map shows what was labeled "Roosevelt Field" adjacent to the high school containing a 1/5 mile oval track with a 120-yard straightaway track adjacent to it. Within the oval track is a football field and a baseball diamond. Northeast of the high school building are five tennis courts.

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