Norton Field, 1535 Taylor Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Norton Field

Address: 1535 Taylor Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1921
Primary Style: Beaux Arts
Historic Function: Sports facility/stadium
Current Function: Sports facility/stadium
Builder: W. H. Murphy & Son
Material of Foundation: Concrete
Building Permit Number: 80827
Part of the Site: Hamline University

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

Norton Field, 1535 Taylor Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.9676506° N, 93.1676343° WLatitude: 44°58′3.542″N
Longitude: 93°10′3.483″W
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The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society http://www.rchs.com and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visit 3/1/1983 by Fieldworker: R. Younger

Significant details: "South facade of grandstand has a rounded arched entrance with iron gate flanked by six additional rounded arches. Light cornice."

Additions and alterations: "Painted grey and red. Arches possibly filled in."

Significant site and landscape features: "Adjacent to the Athletic field, Pierce Butler Route, the former site of Midway Stadium and railroad tracks."

Historical background: "Norton field was built for a cost of $28,000. It was named for Mathew Norton, a Winona businessman whose firm Norton-Laird Lumber Company later merged with Weyerhaeuser Company. Norton was on the Hamline University Board from 1878-1916."

Statement of significance: "An interesting, mildly Beaux Arts stadium."

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