Borden Gym Done Up for the Dance

Title:

Borden Gym Done Up for the Dance

Publisher:

Phillips Academy

Date:

1918

Description:

Construction on Borden Gym was started in 1900 and opened officially on March 22, 1902 with a basketball game against the Harvard Freshmen. It replaced the gym that had been in Bulfinch Hall, which was now to become a Dining Hall. In 1909 the students started a fund to build a pool, and by the end of 1911 the pool was open in a new wing. It has since held many events not the least of which was SAT Testing. Decorated for a dance it is important to notice that Yale is displayed a lot and Hravard has only a small flag similar to Cornell and Amherst. Harvard was unpopular with Andover for decades due to its Unitarian leanings, while Yale was much admired.

Subject:

Phillips Academy -- Buildings

Collection :

History of the Academy

Tags :

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Citation :

"Borden Gym Done Up for the Dance," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #16280, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/16280 (accessed October 1, 2014).