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Griffith Stadium

Where Was Griffith Stadium in Washington?

Griffith Stadium was the home of the Washington Senators. It sat just north of Florida Ave near Howard University.
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This is cool. I’ve had a few questions over the years about Griffith Stadium, and specifically, where it stood. For those of you who don’t know, the ballpark was situated where Howard University Hospital sits today, just east of Georgia Avenue and north of Florida Avenue in northwest Washington.

We dug up a map from 1921 and it gives a great perspective on the ballpark and surrounding neighborhood.

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map around Griffith Stadium
map around Griffith Stadium

Source: Library of Congress

Take this map above and match try and match it up to the images of Griffith Stadium at the bottom. The map will allow you to orient yourself and see where the stadium was situated. The Soldiers Home on the right is not part of the contiguous map. It’s actually slightly north and east of the stadium.

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When you start looking at the map and the photos, it gets really interesting. You can make out the neighborhoods, buildings that were demolished, and those that remained. Pretty interesting right?

Now, here are some photos of the stadium to study and match up to the map.

Griffith Stadium in 1960
Griffith Stadium in 1960
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View from the air
Griffith Stadium from the air
From the air
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Aerial View
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The next few images show the inside of the park during games.

View from stands w/ Howard University in background (1950s)
View from stands w/ Howard University in background (1950s)
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Game day action
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right field at Griffith Stadium between 1909 and 1932
right field at between 1909 and 1932
looking towards the infield from right field
looking towards the infield from right field

The diagram below shows the stadium design, which was kept up-to-date with remodeling and adding “modern amenities.”

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Griffith Stadium illustration
Stadium illustration
panoramic view of right field
panoramic view of right field

Finally, here is a lovely old color image of the ballpark looking straight to center field.

1958 game between Yankees and Senators
1958 game between Yankees and Senators
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