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Men outside closed Thompson Gymnasium for a game cancelled due to overcrowding concerns

Thompson Theatre, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Men outside closed Thompson Gymnasium for a game cancelled due to overcrowding concerns
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Gymnasiums
Basketball
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
0003707
Created Date:
Description:
These men came to see the Duke-North Carolina State College game that was cancelled, January 17, 1948. Afraid of the potential fire hazard caused by overcrowding, Raleigh city officials condemned Thompson Gymnasium before a scheduled basketball game between North Carolina State and Duke. Only one more basketball game was played in Thompson before Reynolds Coliseum opened; the gymnasium became Thompson Theater in 1963.
Genre:
Photographs
Names:
North Carolina State University -- Basketball more info on North Carolina State University -- Basketball 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building: North Carolina State University, Frank Thompson Theatre -- Thompson Gymnasium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Upjohn, Hobart Brown, 1876-1949 
Built:
Street:
Jenson Dr.
Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27606
Historical note:
In 1963 after renovations, the Thompson Gymnasium emerged as the Thompson Theater. Originally, the gymnasium was intended to establish a routine physical fitness schedule for students, since military drills were no longer required after World War I. Thompson Gymnasium became the first indoor athletic facility complete with two gyms, an indoor swimming pool, and an elevated indoor track. It also became the center for intercollegiate games. However, when Reynolds Coliseum took over the role of basketball facility, it left the classic building, with its urns and other ornamental architecture, open for the dramatic arts.
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Subjects:
Theaters
Universities and colleges
State universities and colleges -- North Carolina
College buildings -- North Carolina
School buildings
Latitude, Longitude:
35.7827, -78.666901