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'''Adair Gymnasium''' is located at intersection of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) and Landrum Drive, beside the parking garage.   
 
'''Adair Gymnasium''' is located at intersection of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) and Landrum Drive, beside the parking garage.   
 
[[image:Adair_Gym.jpg‎ |thumb|right|Adair Gymnasium<p>Constructed: 1961-1963</p>
 
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The building was named for Cornelia Storrs Adair (1885-1962), a William and Mary student from 1921 to 1923, Phi Beta Kappa 1927, and the first woman recipient of the [[Alumni Medallion]] in 1934.  She was also a teacher, the president of National Education Association in 1928, and a member of the Richmond Chapter of Virginia Society for Crippled Children and Adults in 1946.
 
The building was named for Cornelia Storrs Adair (1885-1962), a William and Mary student from 1921 to 1923, Phi Beta Kappa 1927, and the first woman recipient of the [[Alumni Medallion]] in 1934.  She was also a teacher, the president of National Education Association in 1928, and a member of the Richmond Chapter of Virginia Society for Crippled Children and Adults in 1946.
  

Revision as of 12:00, 13 August 2008

Adair Gymnasium is located at intersection of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) and Landrum Drive, beside the parking garage.

The building was named for Cornelia Storrs Adair (1885-1962), a William and Mary student from 1921 to 1923, Phi Beta Kappa 1927, and the first woman recipient of the Alumni Medallion in 1934. She was also a teacher, the president of National Education Association in 1928, and a member of the Richmond Chapter of Virginia Society for Crippled Children and Adults in 1946.

Adair Gymnasium houses an Olympic sized pool, lounge, gymnasium, dance studio, classrooms, and offices for both the Kinesiology Department and the Dance Department at the College of William and Mary. It was originally built as a women's physical education building. Construction began in 1961 and the dedication ceremony was held on November 15, 1963. During construction in 1962, a ditch on the women's athletic field for the sewerage line to Adair and Yates caved in. Construction worker Charles S. Taylor was killed and another worker was seriously injured.

References

  • University Archives Buildings File (2007). Adair Gymnasium. Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia