Found in the Archives: The Old Gymnasium

Did you know that before the University Sports Complex, even before the infamous Loyola Field House, Loyola had a tiny little gym located at the very northern edge of a huge football field? This land is now mostly the residential quad, but you can see the field and the old gym in this aerial photograph from 1925.

Loyola University Campus - 1925

Loyola University Campus - 1925

This little clapboard structure served as Loyola’s Gymnasium for over 30 years. Here it is just as construction was finishing and again before it was demolished to make way for the Loyola Field House.

Loyola Gymnasium

Loyola Gymnasium

Flip through some more historic campus images found in the 1924 Wolf Yearbook!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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