Thanks to Milladrive for merging my recent posts with a long lost thread about these Chicago parks, both home to the Cubs franchise.
A quick refresher: There were two incarnations, West Side Park I (1885-1891) when they were known as the White Stockings and then the Colts. From 1891-1892, the Colts switched to South Side Park, then when West Side Park II (1893-1915) opened in 1893, they split that season West and South, then to West Side Park full time in 1894 (South Side Park would then be the home of the White Sox in 1901). The Colts became the Orphans in 1898, then finally the Cubs in 1902. Also, from what I can gather, the second incarnation was called both "Park" and "Grounds", but maybe someone has more info than I can provide. Got all that?
Anyhoo, here's some nice photos to get the thread going again.
1902, Dusty Rhodes of the Cleveland Bronchos batting.
Cubs/Sox exhibition, 1905.
1908, expanded left side grandstand
1908, with rooftop bleachers (Wrigley prototype!)
August 30, 1908