Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Old Homes of Cornell Basketball

Above, postcards of Cornell's Old Armory and Drill Hall, used by the Big Red basketball program until February 1919 when the program moved over to the New Armory, which was later renamed in 1940 as Barton Hall.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

what happened to the old armory? Was it leveled?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

That is a good question for one of the University's historians.

Our understand is that the Old Armory (also called the Old Drill Hall) sat on the location of the present day Engineering Quad and was taken down not long after they built the New Drill Hall/Barton Hall.

Anonymous said...

That's lame. That building looked tight.

Anonymous said...

mad tight yo

Anonymous said...

As a frosh,(1951)did my swim test in the old armory (which was located where the Civil Engineering building is now) before moving to Barton Hall to play Freshman BB for Tom Turner and Spike Gerwin. Our varsity coach was Royner Greene (who was very big on defence and blocking out) Won League (EIBL) in 1954. Still playing!

Anonymous said...

Everything in the engineering quad looks lame except for Duffield. All the other buildings that were created in the 60's or 70's are just shameful and need to be torn down.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what the buildings look like on the outside, most have new labs on the inside