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  • Springfield Republican
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  • 1909-07-02
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  • Springfield Republican
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  • A July 2, 1909 article from the Springfield Republican titled "Fund of $50,000 Oversubscribed". The article discusses the successful fund-raising efforts of the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, to build a new gymnasium for the school. According to the article, the addition to the existing Gymnasium would consist of a gymnasium, dressing rooms, lockers and baths, a swimming pool, offices, research labs, and classroom... more
    A July 2, 1909 article from the Springfield Republican titled "Fund of $50,000 Oversubscribed". The article discusses the successful fund-raising efforts of the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, to build a new gymnasium for the school. According to the article, the addition to the existing Gymnasium would consist of a gymnasium, dressing rooms, lockers and baths, a swimming pool, offices, research labs, and classrooms. In 1894, the East Gymnasium of Judd Gymnasia was the first building erected on the new land purchased for the YMCA Training School along Massasoit Lake in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 1910 addition was designed by architect Edward Lippincott Tilton. Through the years it has undergone several name changes. The gymnasium was known as west gymnasium until 1953, when the trustees voted that it be named “The Judd Gymnasium”. In 1998 the Gymnasium was renamed the Ruth Evans Gymnasium and in 2010, the Gymnasium received its current name as the Student Union West. The McCurdy Natatorium, a gift of Standard Oil President Herbert Pratt, who requested the pool be named after physical education department head Dr. McCurdy, was completed in April 1913. Series were added to this collection, changing the file name. File names of the uploaded files contain the old name. less
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