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View of YMCA Building with Riddick Stadium and Thompson Hall in background, North Carolina State College

Riddick Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
E. S. King Religious Center, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
Thompson Theatre, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
View of YMCA Building with Riddick Stadium and Thompson Hall in background, North Carolina State College
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
Depressions -- 1929 -- North Carolina
Architecture
Young Men's Christian associations
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
0004026
Created Date:
circa
Description:
The YMCA Building was renamed the E. S. King Religious Center in 1959. It was torn down in 1975 to make room for an extension to the College of Design.
Genre:
Views
Names:

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

Building:

Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina

Building:

Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina

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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