Historic opening at Reds' former home

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Fans of the Cincinnati Reds can learn more about the history of Crosley Field at a new historic site set to open Wednesday morning.

Located at the current site of the City Gospel Mission on Dalton Avenue, the historical location is now home to several monuments to the original field where the team played baseball.

"The purpose of this project is to acknowledge and preserve the history of the field that means so much to the Reds, fans, and city, offering a chance for visitors to experience that history in a significant way," said City Gospel Mission president Roger Howell.

The crown jewel of the location is a new 17-foot-by-50-foot mural depicting the field circa the mid-1950s, created by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

Features also include a replica light tower, historical photos provided by the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, a plaza with commemorative bricks, base markers, and a self guided tour.

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