1907 Pittsburgh postcard, Three Rivers & ballpark during Great Flood

$18.00 CAD

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Photo of downtown Pittsburgh  after March 1907 flood. Location of Exposition Park highlighted. On March 16, 1907, heavy rains and melting snow brought the river stage to 36.6 feet.

‘A panoramic view of the Three Rives during the Great Flood when the Base Ball Park was a lake and down town Pittsburgh looked like Venice’

Text on front:

April 22,07
‘X’ is Ball Park
Am going out to Blanks to night may not write  OH+ J Send regards Chas


On back, advertising ‘Meet me at HOTAL ANTLER Pittsburgh’. Also same text on front on one of the bridges.

Postmarked ‘PITTSBURGH PA. APR 22 1907’ receiving postmark ‘POULTNEY VT 1907 APR 22 REC’D

Creases corners. Some smudges.

Exposition Park was the name given to three historic stadiums, located in what is today Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The fields were used mainly for professional baseball and American football from c. 1879 to c. 1915. The ballparks were initially located on the north side of the Allegheny River in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. The city was annexed into Pittsburgh (then often spelled "Pittsburg") in 1907, which became the city's North Side, located across from Pittsburgh's downtown area. Due to flooding from the nearby river, the three stadiums' exact locations varied somewhat. The final version of the ballpark was between the eventual sites of Three Rivers Stadium and PNC Park.  In 1903, the third incarnation of Exposition Park was the first National League ballpark to host a World Series game.