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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1937: ATHLETIC FIELD - SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

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.
Blogger SJBill said...

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.

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Blogger Tom Glover said...

Many thanks for that very informative description, Bill. Much appreciated.

Tom Glover

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

Warren Rue

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


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SJBill said...

Where route 129 leaves teh 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 Ext., 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 WW-II.

Tom Glover said...

Many thanks for that very informative description, Bill. Much appreciated.

Tom Glover

Anonymous said...

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.

Warren Rue

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Ray said...

I also played on teams in the 6-11 Little League and the South Trenton Babe Ruth league. One of the things you could look forward to during a hot, summer night game was the smell of the sewage treatment plant and the sounds of the barking dogs in the pound. That combination takes me back to my baseball-playing youth!