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Stewart Hall (Gymnasium)

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1894–1895, Arthur P. Rosser

Athletics were among the first types of training that required specialized settings. The gymnasium was given a prime site adjacent to Old Main, but befitting its construction date, it reflected the new fashion of Richardsonian Romanesque that swept the country in the generation after the nation's centennial. It maintained the brick and stone trim of Sloan's building ( CU14.1) but with a hipped slate roof lighted by eyebrow dormers above a sculptural brick frontispiece that screened the original athletic hall with its elevated running track. Following the construction of later facilities, the interior was subdivided into classrooms.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Stewart Hall (Gymnasium)", [Shippensburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 369-369.

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