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Aerial view of the front of the State Gymnasium

Aerial view of the front of the State Gymnasium

Title

Aerial view of the front of the State Gymnasium

Description

This aerial view of the State Gymnasium is labeled ""in front of Mens Gymnasium, Iowa State College."" Part of the track and stadium is visible in back, and athletic courts are in use by people across the road in front. Cars from the 1920s or 1930s line the road in front. The Machine Shop is visible on the left, and neighborhood buildings are visible across Sheldon Avenue on the right.
State Gymnasium was constructed from 1911-1913 and originally included a swimming pool, handball courts, and a running track. During the years 1918 and 1919, the gym became a dining hall for army recruits on campus. The exterior stairs at the center of the north side were added in 1936 and include Christian Petersen sculpture panels.  A fire in 1962 caused some damage and loss of equipment. The gymnasium was renovated in 1967, which included a new track and other improvements. From 2009-2012 State Gym underwent a complete renovation project and a large addition was built on the west side including a new pool, basketball courts and running track as well as a skywalk over Union Drive connecting it to Beyer Hall.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

04-08-I-StateGym-213-11-005

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1930s?
2013-04

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph

Type

Image
Image

Identifier

04-08-I-StateGym-213-11-005
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/1861