Barrett Gymnasium at Amherst College

Image

lov0123.jpg

Title

Barrett Gymnasium at Amherst College

Subject

Amherst (Mass.)

Description

From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1894: "The Barrett Gymnasium, erected in 1860 at a cost of $10,000, was largely the means of developing the system of physical culture for which Amherst is justly famous. It was the first building in the country erected for gymnastic work in charge of a regularly appointed professor. It is of Pelham granite, and is 70 feet long by 50 wide. It was designed by C. E. Parkes of Boston, and bears the name of Dr. Benjamin Barrett of Northampton, who was a large contributor toward the fund for its erection and support. Since the completion of the Pratt Gymnasium in 1884, the building has been used for various purposes, while awaiting alterations to make it a geological cabinet. When used as a gymnasium, the physician's office, dressing-rooms, and bowling-alleys were on the ground floor, with the main hall for class and special exercise above."

Creator

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

Before 1903

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the John Lovell Photograph Collection. Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

LOV0123

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4.5 x 6.7 in.

Condition

good

Citation

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903, “Barrett Gymnasium at Amherst College,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/212.