Charles Martin, director of Thompson Theatre

Thompson Theatre, NC State University (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
Charles Martin, director of Thompson Theatre
Topics:
University History
Subjects:
Universities and colleges -- Employees
Original Format:
Black and white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
ua016_035-007-bx0016-056-001
Producer:
North Carolina State University. Student Media more info on North Carolina State University. Student Media 
Created Date:
Description:
Photo by Debbie Mathis; Charles Martin, director of Thompson Theatre; 9-24-89
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

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:
NC State University
State:
NC
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
Historic buildings
Latitude, Longitude:
35.7827, -78.666901