Can anyone locate this York County, Pa., ballpark?

“This is where the York Tri-State team plays in the summer time,” the writer noted on the front of this postcard. But where was this?
Deb Hummel, a York Daily Record/Sunday News copy editor, found this postcard in Maryland.
It’s the home of the York White Roses, but maybe old-timers would know where it was located. The background buildings suggest it was near the York Fairgrounds.
Here’s the probable answer to this question… .


The stadium resembles a ballpark similar to that shown in a previous post, ‘That’s a stupid choice’. I identified that site as possibly Martin-Parry Field, on West York’s Adams Street, across from the Viking Club.
That’s where the White Roses played in 1940 and the site of choice for large-audience events in 1941, when the painting was published in Life magazine. Notice that the stadium apparently does not have lights for night games in the postcard above.
I also know from a York County Heritage Trust case exhibit that the White Roses played in Eagles Park in the 1930s. That sports venue was White Oak Park’s field, north of York.
Any help out there in identifying, for certain, this home of the White Roses?
*Updated, 3/14/10.

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