• Creator
  • Springfield College
  • Created Date
  • 1969
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • A photograph of McCurdy Natatorium after its closing. The image is of the south end of the pool where the diving board once was, and displays the former swimming pool which has been filled in. There is a hole in the wall where there was once a window. McCurdy Natatorium is part of Judd Gymnasium, the first building constructed on the present day campus of Springfield College. The McCurdy Natatorium, a gift of Standard Oil President Herbert Pra... more
    A photograph of McCurdy Natatorium after its closing. The image is of the south end of the pool where the diving board once was, and displays the former swimming pool which has been filled in. There is a hole in the wall where there was once a window. McCurdy Natatorium is part of Judd Gymnasium, the first building constructed on the present day campus of Springfield College. 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. 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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