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ROTC Building (Clubhouse and Gymnasium)

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Clubhouse and Gymnasium
1904–1906, Charlton and Kuenzli. 1416 College Ave.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

The oldest remaining building on campus and the fourth erected is the Tudor Revival clubhouse and gymnasium. It contains a running track suspended from the roof trusses in the western wing. This, together with the buildings that comprised the old campus at the completion of the first building campaign in 1908, flanked Hubbell Hall (Michigan School of Mines, 1887–1889), a Richardsonian Romanesque sandstone building by John Scott and Company of Detroit. Hubbell Hall was demolished in 1968 and replaced by the eleven-story Mechanical Building. Overlooking the Portage Canal at East Houghton, the old buildings once lined the 300 block of College Avenue, “a street as beautiful as North Avenue in Cambridge, Mass.,” according to the school's eastern-educated promoters.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "ROTC Building (Clubhouse and Gymnasium)", [Houghton, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 475-475.

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