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The '''Campus Center''' is an L-shaped building north of Trinkle Hall facing Jamestown Road.  The architects Walford and Wright designed it and it opened for use on April 20, 1960.  The basement was designed to include utility rooms, a craft shop, two photographic darkrooms, a game room, four bowling alleys, a billiard room, and a 200-seat meeting room with a stage and a movie projection booth.  The first floor contained a manager's office, two music rooms, a magazine browsing room, kitchen facilities, a large lounge that opened into a terrace behind the Campus Center, two covered walkways (one completely enclosed) that connected with Trinkle Hall.  The second floor contained three meeting rooms, restrooms, publications offices, and a ballroom.
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The '''Campus Center''', 104 Jamestown Road, is an L-shaped building north of [[Trinkle Hall]] facing Jamestown Road.  
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[[image:Campus Center.jpg|thumb|right| Campus Center<p>Opened: 1960</p><p>Rennovated: 1966, 1986</p><p>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=148+Jamestown+rd+,+Williamsburg,+VA&sll=37.273541,-76.707745&sspn=0.006932,0.012531&ie=UTF8&ll=37.273114,-76.70783&spn=0.006932,0.012531&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr Map it For Me]</p>]] It was designed by architects Walford and Write and built by the Harry B. Graham Company of Charlottesville. It opened for use on April 20, 1960.  The basement was designed to include utility rooms, a craft shop, two photographic darkrooms, a game room, four bowling alleys, a billiard room, and a 200-seat meeting room with a stage and a movie projection booth.  The first floor contained a manager's office, two music rooms, a magazine browsing room, kitchen facilities, a large lounge that opened into a terrace behind the Campus Center, and two covered walkways (one completely enclosed) that connected with Trinkle Hall.  The second floor contained three meeting rooms, restrooms, publications offices, and a ballroom.
  
In 1966, the Sit n' Bull Room opens, furnished with round tables, a jukebox, a piano, and a television.  The walls were colored red with character panels in black and white, and also included Jacks and Kings pattern drapes.  The bowling alleys removed and substituted with a game room.  In 1986, WCWM, the College radio station, moves to a new studio in the basement of the Campus Center.  The Marketplace, a popular dining facility, also opened in the Campus Center that same year on September 15 and took up spaces formerly occupied by the Wigwam and Colony Rooms.
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In 1966, the Sit n' Bull Room opened and was furnished with round tables, a jukebox, a piano, and a television.  The walls were colored red with character panels in black and white, and also included Jacks and Kings pattern drapes.  The bowling alleys were removed and substituted with a game room.  In 1986, [[WCWM]], the College radio station, moved to a new studio in the basement of the Campus Center.  The Marketplace, with eight different food-service areas, opened on September 15, 1986 in the space formerly occupied by the [[Wigwam]] and Colony Rooms.
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On April 3, 2003, a [[fire]] in the Trinkle Hall basement spread to the Print Shop at the back of the Campus Center.[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1357]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
*University Archives Buildings File (2007). ''Campus Center''.  Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
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*[http://hdl.handle.net/10288/1357 Fire Threatens Campus Center], ''The Flat Hat'' 4 April 2003.
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[[Category:William & Mary Buildings]]

Latest revision as of 15:53, 9 September 2019

The Campus Center, 104 Jamestown Road, is an L-shaped building north of Trinkle Hall facing Jamestown Road.

Campus Center

Opened: 1960

Rennovated: 1966, 1986

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It was designed by architects Walford and Write and built by the Harry B. Graham Company of Charlottesville. It opened for use on April 20, 1960. The basement was designed to include utility rooms, a craft shop, two photographic darkrooms, a game room, four bowling alleys, a billiard room, and a 200-seat meeting room with a stage and a movie projection booth. The first floor contained a manager's office, two music rooms, a magazine browsing room, kitchen facilities, a large lounge that opened into a terrace behind the Campus Center, and two covered walkways (one completely enclosed) that connected with Trinkle Hall. The second floor contained three meeting rooms, restrooms, publications offices, and a ballroom.

In 1966, the Sit n' Bull Room opened and was furnished with round tables, a jukebox, a piano, and a television. The walls were colored red with character panels in black and white, and also included Jacks and Kings pattern drapes. The bowling alleys were removed and substituted with a game room. In 1986, WCWM, the College radio station, moved to a new studio in the basement of the Campus Center. The Marketplace, with eight different food-service areas, opened on September 15, 1986 in the space formerly occupied by the Wigwam and Colony Rooms.

On April 3, 2003, a fire in the Trinkle Hall basement spread to the Print Shop at the back of the Campus Center.[1]

References

Need help?

To search for further material, see Finding Materials in the SCRC for an introduction to the SCRC Collections Database, card catalogs, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, etc.

Questions? Contact the SCRC at spcoll@wm.edu or 221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary (hours).


A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki
Unfortunately, many of the early original records of the College of William and Mary were destroyed by fire, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information available here is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in the SCRC's collections and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the SCRC's access tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.