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Front view of Thompson Theater, North Carolina State University, showing "Open House" banner hanging above entrance.

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

Title:
Front view of Thompson Theater, North Carolina State University, showing "Open House" banner hanging above entrance.
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Banners
Universities and colleges
Theaters
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
0003834
Photographer:
Contributor:
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Names:

Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building:

Architect:
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

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