Not being an expert on South Trenton, this photo puzzles me. As indicated above, the photo is identified as being an athletic field which was in the Marine Terminal - Riverview Cemetery area of Lamberton. The "Bing" map below shows both sites, but your humble webmaster is completely confused. It appears that tombstones from Riverview Cemetery can be seen in the upper left of the photo. Help requested from my numerous Trenton experts.
Where route 129 leaves the river and approaches "the tracks" and Sturgey, there were two fields. So this was behind the north end of the Marine Terminal and abutting the southern border of Riverview Cemetery. In my time, these were the South Trenton Babe Ruth and 6 - 11 Ward Little League baseball fields. Lamberton Road Extension, was the name of the road. The main attractions along the right of the road included the city dog pound, the sewage treatment plant, and the baseball fields. On the left side of the road was the Trenton Naval Reserve and Marine Corps Training Center, probably built during or immediately after WWII.
Many thanks for that very informative description, Bill. Much appreciated.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
As SJBill says, those were the South Trenton Babe Ruth fields and Little League. I played ball in the Babe Ruth League and enjoyed batting on the Little League field as a teenager pretending how great I was hitting home runs out of the little league field.