East Common

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Location Allegheny, PA, United States
Modern Address 700 Arch Street
Description

Many games of the Pittsburgh teams were played at the "commons" of Allegheny, described variously as the east or west commons. It appears (from an 1856 map) this location was the modern Commons Park (est. 1867) a few blocks north of where the current Pirates Stadium is.

The Duquesne Club's early games were described as being played on "the commons" near the Theological Seminary. The 1861 Pittsburgh/Allegheny city directory has the "theological seminary" on the corner of Buena Vista and Shanopin. Shanopin (Shanapine: now, North Ave.) was then the northern boundary of the commons, with Buena Vista a north-south street running into Shanopin from the north, near the Penitentiary (which was in the northwest part of the common).

Allegheny was in the 1860s a separate city. It is now a part of Pittsburgh.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

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Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1860-06-27 Allegheny PA Allegheny Club of Allegheny Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh 32 - 31 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-07-26 Allegheny PA Fort Pitt Base Ball Club of Pittsburgh Keystone Club of Pittsburgh 50 - 30 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1865-09-22 Allegheny PA First National Club of Pittsburgh Sherman Club of Pittsburgh 64 - 25 Allegheny, PA Bruce Allardice

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