Saturday, March 31, 2012
Butler Football Field--1922
Irwin Field sat south of University Avenue, east of South Butler Avenue and West of Ohmer Avenue. In this incredible shot, the photographer is facing east towards Ohmer. All of the distant houses in the photo are still standing along that street. Like a mirage, in the upper right part of the photo, you can see the brick "tower" of the Irvington Ice and Coal building in the 400 block of South Ritter Avenue. The Baltimore and Ohio Rail Line is to the far right of the photo as are houses along Burgess Avenue south of the tracks. Irwin Field served as the football stadium for Butler University until it moved out of Irvington in 1928. In the 1940s and 50s, the site was redeveloped into housing. This historic photo, taken in 1922, is courtesy of Amy Friedly.