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Crosley Field mural to be painted at old site

(PHOTO: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful) (PHOTO: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful)

On the 103rd anniversary of the first game at Crosley Field, plans have been unveiled for a mural at the old stadium's location.

The 23-foot-by-70-foot mural depicts Crosley Field from the 1950s with replica advertisements from the era along with the urban and industrial surroundings.

On May 1, Katie Davis and Claire Bryson from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, will begin painting at the City Gospel Mission, where Crosley Field was formerly located.

“When developing this design, we were inspired by Cincinnati's rich history rooted in baseball,” said Davis. “Many of the businesses advertised on the old billboards are still around, even if the ballpark is not. We're so excited to be a part of this project recognizing the old Crosley Field site.”

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