Bynum Gymnasium

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Coordinates: 35°54′42″N 79°2′59″W / 35.91167°N 79.04972°W / 35.91167; -79.04972

Bynum Gymnasium
(Bynum Hall)
Bynum Gymnasium, ca. 1905
Full name William Preston Bynum, Jr. Gymnasium
Location Bynum Hall, Cameron Avenue Chapel Hill, N.C., United States
Owner University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Capacity N/A
Opened 1904
Renovated 1923, 1928
Closed 1939 (converted to office space)
Construction cost $29,500
Architect Frank P. Milburn (1904)
Atwood and Weeks (1939)
General contractor V.P. Loftis
North Carolina Tar Heels (NCAA) (1910–1924)

Bynum Gymnasium (now Bynum Hall) was the first home of North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball. It was built in 1904 as a general gymnasium and swimming pool, and hosted the basketball team for the first fourteen years of its existence (1910–24). The most distinctive feature of the gymnasium was its second level running track suspended above the court. No longer needed for its original purpose after Woollen Gymnasium was built, the building was remodeled internally as offices and renamed Bynum Hall. As of 2008, it is the Graduate Admissions Office.

See also[edit]

Tin Can (basketball arena)


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