Clipping:An injunction preserving the Polo Grounds

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Date Wednesday, June 20, 1888

The Central Park Board, of New York, under date of June 6, notified President John B. Day, of the New York Club, that the fences on the Polo Grounds across One Hundred and Eleventh street must be removed, and the company was given until June 9 to take its fences down. On June 8 a summons and complaint in the suit of the Metropolitan Exhibition Company against the board was served, and the enjoining order also. The complaint sets forth through its attorney that the Metropolitan Exhibition Company is a corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York; that the Polo Grounds have been leased until May 1, 1890; that the company pays a large rental; and that the fences sought to be now removed were erected by virtue of a resolution of the Board of Aldermen in June, 1880. Upon this complaint and the affidavit of Vice President Charles T. Dillingham, who says that the structures cost $40,000, and that in the event of the removal of the fences vast damage will accrue, Judge George P. Andrews, of the Supreme Court, issued the restraining order on June 8.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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