Facilities and Grounds
Old Gymnasium
Old Gym c.1930
The Old Gymnasium was a gift of Clemeul Ricketts Woodin for $7,513.28. Built in 1885 it was equipped using the donated money of William Clare Allison and dedicated on Jan. 6, 1888. For the next 40 years or so it would serve as the sole indoor athletic complex for the College. It would also house in its basement the Heating Plant for the Campus. However with the completion of the Alumni Gymnasium in 1929 the Gym became obsolete and by 1931 it was used as a social space for dances and recreational purposes for both the college and town.
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Old Gymnasium 1887
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Heating Plant
An initiative of President Reed in 1889 the heating plan was located in the basement of the Old Gymnasium. Over the years all college buildings and dorms would be hooked into the central heating plant that would provide steam to produce heat in the cold winter months. It was a much beloved element to the college that throughout the years has found itself into everything from student memories of the heat it provided to Historian Charles Coleman Sellers Book on the History of the College as a well needed asset that never failed the institution.
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Old Gymnasium 1887

Alumni Gymnasium
Almuni Gym
Alumni Gym opened on January 9, 1929 and was mainly paid for by Alumni, bringing the name to the building. It was a true advancement from the aging Old Gym across campus and boasted everything from basketball courts to a indoor 25x75 foot swimming pool. It was split into three levels, the bottom housing the bathrooms, thirty two showers, storage space, and exercise rooms. The second floor held five offices, locker rooms and pool. While the thirds floor held the actual gym.
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The Alumni Gymnasium: Dickinson Online Encyclopedia
Alumni Gymnasium 1940
Alumni Gymnasium Pool 1951
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Tennis Courts
The Tennis Courts were located behind the Alumni Gym on the current track of land that South College sits on. Acquired on June 15, 1906 from Charles H. Dempwolf for $7,000 the land housed The Greybill Mill that was razed to make way for future college expansion. Used for Tennis Team Practice the courts have long since vanished with the development of Biddle Field.
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1933 Men's Tennis
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The Infirmary was on the North Wing Second Floor of Conway Hall. It served as a medical facility for the Campus when needed and a mother of one of the students would staff it serving as a nurse.
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Conway Hall (1960)

Biddle Field
Biddle Field c.1955 Biddle Field was the gift of Edward William Biddle in 1909 as a memorial to his son. The land would provide the college athletic teams with 6 acres of land on which to practice and play sports. 
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Biddle Field 1890
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Athletic Changing Rooms
Before Biddle field was properly outfitted with changing rooms in 1962 the College relied on the use of the Conway Hall basement just down the street from Biddle Field closer to the college to provide the needed space to allow teams to prep for the big games.
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Conway Hall: Dickinson Online Encyclopedia
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New Campus
Mooreland c.1930 "Mooreland" as it was better known was an underdeveloped track of land on the current day Benjamin Rush Campus. Originally owned by Johnston Moore, Class of 1829, the College purchased the land after his last daughter passed away. Needless to say the land had a lot of development needed. It was formerly a Deer Park and several photos of grazing deer still exist in the College Archives of these earlier days. Other stories abound over the land and its apparent haunting by former college president John Mitchell Mason. Nevertheless it provided Dickinson with a new avenue to expand when needed.

Lover's Lane
Lover's Lane, as it was known was a path that ran parallel to West Street. It began in front of East College (background of the photo) and ran up towards the President's House and West High Street. As the decades passed by the lane eventually faded from the campus and today is only left in memory and has been replaced by the lawn of the academic campus.
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Lover's Lane 1893
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Dickinson 1934 is a project of Prof. Osborne's History 204 Class, Fall Semester 2000.