Hip Hip, Hooray! for Hamtramck’s grandstands

Thank you very much for your story on the history of the grandstands at Veterans Park.

Baseball historian Gary Gillette brought up very significant incentives in the potential preservation of the grandstands such as Federal and State Historic Tax Credits, as well as potential grants.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Negro League Baseball Parks one of the “Top Eleven Endangered Historic Sites” in America this year. The timing to recognize our grandstands in Hamtramck and to fundraise for their preservation is urgent.
Your story did much to gain recognition of the grandstands’ place in Hamtramck history and did much to help change opinions.

Rebecca Binno Savage


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