Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Sunday May 28th 2017

Da Gaww-Duunn or (The Garden)

The most fabled arena palace in basketball history…and it’s heyday was the 40’s…50’s…and 60’s….The Knicks and Hawks fought many a battle at 8th Avenue and 49th Street in  lower Manhattan.  When Sinatra sang in ‘New York, New York’…”If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere”….he must have had The Garden in mind!! Here’s an outside view of the famous marquee…

…and a view that saddened basketball fans in Jersey, NY, and everywhere else…workers beginning to disassemble the famous backboards and baskets after The Garden’s final NBA game in February of 1968…a  New York Knicks victory over Wilt Chamberlain and the Philly 76’ers…a great way to go out!!!

 

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