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'''Blow Gymnasium''', now known as Blow Memorial Hall, began construction in 1923 and was completed early in 1925.   
 
'''Blow Gymnasium''', now known as Blow Memorial Hall, began construction in 1923 and was completed early in 1925.   
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[[Image:A0048A1.jpg|right|thumb|Blow Gym 1925<p>constructed:  1923-1925</p><p>Opened:  1925</p><p>Renovated:  1991</p><p>Named For:  Captain George Preston Blow</p><p>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=300+Richmond+Rd+Williamsburg,+VA&sll=37.273899,-76.710083&sspn=0.007411,0.012939&ie=UTF8&ll=37.273899,-76.711071&spn=0.007411,0.012939&t=h&z=16 Map it for me]</p>]]
 
The [[College of William and Mary]] was able to build the gymnasium after receiving a gift of $130,200 from Mrs. George Preston Blow in memory of her husband, Captain George Preston Blow, U.S.N.
 
The [[College of William and Mary]] was able to build the gymnasium after receiving a gift of $130,200 from Mrs. George Preston Blow in memory of her husband, Captain George Preston Blow, U.S.N.
  

Revision as of 12:18, 13 August 2008

Blow Gymnasium, now known as Blow Memorial Hall, began construction in 1923 and was completed early in 1925.

Blow Gym 1925

constructed: 1923-1925

Opened: 1925

Renovated: 1991

Named For: Captain George Preston Blow

Map it for me

The College of William and Mary was able to build the gymnasium after receiving a gift of $130,200 from Mrs. George Preston Blow in memory of her husband, Captain George Preston Blow, U.S.N.

In 1991, Blow Gymnasium was renovated and converted from a physical education building into a complex for classrooms and offices, and was rededicated as Blow Memorial Hall. Blow Hall is currently located on Richmond Road near Zable Stadium.

References

  • University Archives Buildings File (2007), Blow Gymnasium, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.