Borden Gym with an Open Middle Configuration

Title:

Borden Gym with an Open Middle Configuration

Publisher:

Phillips Academy

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. With all the gymnastics equipment arrayed around the outside except for a springboard, a horizontal bar and a mat, it appears horizontal bar was the likely focus of the day's classes.

Subject:

Phillips Academy -- Buildings

Phillips Academy -- Athletics

Collection :

History of the Academy

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Citation :

"Borden Gym with an Open Middle Configuration," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #16282, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/16282 (accessed October 22, 2014).