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Frank Thompson football portrait

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

Title:
Frank Thompson football portrait
Topics:
Student Life
Sports
University History
Subjects:
Football
Football players
College students
College athletes
War casualties
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 6 x 11 inches
Item identifier:
0229108
Created Date:
Description:
Derived from Photograph: The Thompson Gymnasium, later Theatre, was a memorial to him. He was killed in World War One.
Genre:
Photographs
Portrait 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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