Picture of the day: End of the Palace of the Fans

From 1902 to 1911, the Cincinnati Reds played in the “Palace of the Fans”. But, as other stadiums became more advanced and less susceptible to fire, the Reds decided to just trash the Palace and build a new stadium (what would eventually be Crosley Field) on the same spot.

This photo, from the Library of Congress Flickr feed, is of what was left of the Palace of the Fans after it’s demolition.