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Thompson Theater

Thompson Theatre, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Building: North Carolina State University, Frank Thompson Theatre -- Thompson Gymnasium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Upjohn, Hobart Brown, 1876-1949 
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:
College buildings -- North Carolina
School buildings
State universities and colleges -- North Carolina
Theaters
Universities and colleges
Latitude, Longitude:
35.7827, -78.666901