Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1954 May

Demolition Begins on Roanoke, Va., Baseball Stadium

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
05/27/54
Run Time
1 min., 11 sec.
Sound
Silent
Color
BW
Abstract
Fans crowd the stands for a baseball game at Maher Field in Roanoke, Va., during the heyday of its operation. Later footage shows the stadium deserted and in disrepair, as construction workers begin the first phases of demolition.
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