Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Schneider Stadium/Quad Graphic Team Support Center

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Institution Name: Carroll College (WI)
Original/Historic Place Name: Van Male Stadium/Field; Frame Field
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1909original construction (filled in limestone quarry) Unknown
2006-2007renovation Welman Architects, Inc.
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Other characteristics:
Carroll College football’s claim to historical fame is their 1906 pre-season game against St. Louis University in which the first forward pass was thrown in collegiate history. It is uncertain where the game actually took place: either on college land or at Lake Beulah where Eddie Cochem’s St. Louis University team was training for the upcoming season. Most sources state that the game was played in Waukesha, in which case it would have been played on the west quadrangle just behind Main Hall and across the street from the current field.
Materials: Waukesha limestone.
    Function:
1909-present (2007)stadium

Significance:
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
The Schneider Stadium athletic field is an unusual landscape site because it was constructed on a fomer limestone quarry. According to the history of the college, trustee Andrew J. Frame, helped the College to purchase for $20,000 three acres of land just west of college property. The land had been used by James B. Cutler as a quarry for limestone. Then president Wilbur O. Carrier apparently asked the citizens of Waukesha to help fill in the recessed area with garbage. It was later leveled off and groomed into a football, baseball field and track.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Carroll College Echo. Carroll College (WI), Waukesha, WI, 1906.

Langill, Ellen. Carroll College: The First Century, 1846-1946. Waukesha, WI: Carroll College Press, 1980.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Unknown
—details: Archives, Carroll College (WI).
 

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