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Ball-playing Prohibited Near UNC Buildings

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Bans, College
City/State/Country: Raleigh, NC, United States
Modern Address 5222 Grinnell St
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth

"There shall be no ball playing in or among the College buildings or against the walls.  All athletic exercises must be kept at a distance, so as to prevent damage to the buildings and interruption to study." 


Acts of the General Assembly and Ordinances of the Trustees for the Organization and Government of he University of North Carolina (Raleigh, NC; North Carolina Institution for the Dumb and the Blind, 1852), page 21. Per Originals, volume 5, number 5 (May 2012), page 2b


Tom Altherr suggests that "The ordinance certainly prohibited handball games, such as fives, but it could have as easily targeted base ball-type games."

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