• Created Date
  • 1896-1897
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • A photograph of the the interior of East Gymnasium of Judd Gymnasium a few years after it was built. The gymnasium is decorated for an event with streamers and American flags. There is a stage set up with five chairs. The photograph is taken from the perspective of the audience and there are rows of chairs visible in the image. Judd Gymnasia was the first building erected on the new land purchased for the YMCA Training School, now Springfield ... more
    A photograph of the the interior of East Gymnasium of Judd Gymnasium a few years after it was built. The gymnasium is decorated for an event with streamers and American flags. There is a stage set up with five chairs. The photograph is taken from the perspective of the audience and there are rows of chairs visible in the image. Judd Gymnasia was the first building erected on the new land purchased for the YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, along Massasoit Lake in Springfield, Massachusetts. Morrissey and Shea’s Corporation completed construction on the building in September of 1894 and it was formally opened on October 26, 1894. The original gymnasium, known today as East Gymnasium, was where James Naismith taught classes and coached the school’s basketball team however it is not the gymnasium where basketball was invented. There is no master tiff available for this image and therefore no better file. The image was scanned in 2000 and since that time the image has deteriorated and for that reason has not been rescanned. The image was given to the College by Percy F. Jerome '97 along with a letter sent to J.T. Bowne indicating the photograph was taken during his last year at the Training School. See student file for Percy F. Jerome for more information. An image of the other half of the gymnasium decorated for the event also exists. To view this image see rg127-01-02-13-001; 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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  • Photographs
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