Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - recreation areas and structures - gymnasiums

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1891

1 story

Walla Walla, WA

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A Whitman College web page on the Sherwood Athletic Center noted the following of this first gym on campus: "In 1891 students and townspeople banded together to build a single-story wood-frame gym where Anderson Hall now stands. It featured a wooden swimming tank, six feet long and two feet deep, along with a marble exercise floor covered with a mat." (See "Sherwood First Opens Four Decades Ago," 04/29/2009,Accessed 07/14/2011.) Another more modern gym was built at Whitman in 1904-1905 and used until the early 1970s.

Demolished; Anderson Hall later came to occupy the land on which this first wood-frame Whitman gymansium stood.

PCAD id: 16651