• Created Date
  • 1968-1985
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This slide features a number of people outside of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Springfield College's Campus. In the background of the photo the entrance sign is visible. The visible doors with stained gless details are the entrance to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was constructed on the Springfield College Campus due to the college’s deep connection to the sport of baske... more
    This slide features a number of people outside of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Springfield College's Campus. In the background of the photo the entrance sign is visible. The visible doors with stained gless details are the entrance to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was constructed on the Springfield College Campus due to the college’s deep connection to the sport of basketball; from Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game while he was a faculty member at the school in 1891; to Dr. Edward Hickox, the driving force behind the Hall’s creation; and the innumerable members of the faculty who have sat on national rules committee. When the Hall of Fame first opened to the public in 1968 it had over 1000 visitors on the first day and just over a year later it had had a total of 16,500 visitors. With the ever-growing popularity of the sport of basketball, inductees into the Hall of Fame, and visitors, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame began to outgrow its Springfield College home. In 1985 the Hall of Fame opened in a new location in Springfield and the original Hall of Fame building ownership was transferred to Springfield College. Renovations on the building began in 1987 and the building was rededicated as the Allied Health Sciences Center in April of 1989. less
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