Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Hinchliffe Stadium

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Preservation Grant, Level II
Grant Award: $31,823 (2009), $500,000 (2010)
Grant Recipient: Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium
County: Passaic
Municipality: Paterson

Hinchliffe Stadium was laid out by Olmsted Brothers, designed by Fanning and Shaw and opened in 1932. The stadium was the site of the final meeting of the 1934 Paterson Labor Strike. The New York Black Yankees team of the Negro League used the stadium for 12 seasons beginning in 1933; in 1935 and 1936 it was also used by the New York Cubans team. The stadium is one of only three Negro League baseball stadiums of note still standing. Now owned by the school district, the structure has been closed since 1997 and is deteriorating due to a lack of maintenance.

The 2009 Trust grant is helping fund the preparation of a preservation plan that will guide exterior stabilization and preservation funded by the 2010 grant.

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