The estate of alumnus Frederick Cowles Jenison
and the PWA
funded this building, originally designed to house male athletic
activities. Characteristic of early 1940s architecture,
the horizontal and vertical elements culminate in a monumental
entrance, accentuated by low reliefs. From left to right, these
glass-brick limestone reliefs
depict basketball, football, and baseball athletes.
The main entrance hall is embellished with Art Deco details from
the brass and wood staircase railing to the streamlined, geometric
lighting in the foyer and main lobby.