South End Grounds

This was originally one of baseball’s more majestic double-decked ballparks, but on May 15, 1894 a fire broke out in the bleachers during a Boston-Baltimore game and quickly engulfed the park before spreading to the surrounding neighborhood and destroying 177 buildings. The South End Grounds were rebuilt on a smaller scale, due to insufficient funds from the insurance settlement, and the Braves played their 1914 WS games at larger Fenway Park before moving into Braves Field the following season.