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- Thompson Gym, interior
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- Thompson Theatre is named for Frank Martin Thompson (1886-1918), an engineering major at the college and served as captain of the baseball team and football team. He enlisted in the 15th machine gun battalion, Fifth Division during World War I and was killed in action in France. Thompson Theatre was originally called Thompson Gymnasium and served as the basketball facility before Reynolds Coliseum opened in 1949. It was built in 1925 and renovated in 1963.
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Building: North Carolina State University, Frank Thompson Theatre -- Thompson Gymnasium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)
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- 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.
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 35.7827, -78.666901