• Created Date
  • 1913-1968
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • A photograph of the south end of Judd Gymnasia's McCurdy Natatorium. The ladder in the back extends up to a beam which was used as a part of the swim skills test. Students were required to jump from the beam into the pool in order to pass the test. The Natatorium, a gift of Standard Oil President Herbert Pratt, who requested the pool be named after physical education department head Dr. McCurdy was opened in April 1913 and cost $23,000 to buil... more
    A photograph of the south end of Judd Gymnasia's McCurdy Natatorium. The ladder in the back extends up to a beam which was used as a part of the swim skills test. Students were required to jump from the beam into the pool in order to pass the test. The Natatorium, a gift of Standard Oil President Herbert Pratt, who requested the pool be named after physical education department head Dr. McCurdy was opened in April 1913 and cost $23,000 to build. It was closed on March 18, 1968 and the swimming pool was replaced by Linkletter Natatorium. The Natatorium was remodeled and has served as a dance studio, weight room, the college bookstore and finally, in the spring of 2011, as the Springfield College History Museum which also includes the YMCA Hall of Fame. 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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