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ROTC Building (Clubhouse and Gymnasium)
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.
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