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Gymnasium North Carolina State College

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

Title:
Gymnasium North Carolina State College
Subjects:
Gymnasiums
Original Format:
Illustration; 3 x 5 inches
Item identifier:
0019142
Created Date:
Created Date:
Description:
Illustrated Postcard| Transcribed from Postcard: "Erected 1924. Cost $225,000. Contains main gymnasium 110x130 feet, auxiliary gymnasium. Locker rooms equipped with more than 1,000 steel lockers, band practice room, and armory, offices for the Physical Education and Coaching Staffs, and a tiled swimming Pool."| Derived from Postcard: Postcard addressed to Miss Mary Vivian Haines
Genre:
Postcards
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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