Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium

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Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium
Robinson High School in Illinois.jpg
Site of the auditorium/gymnasium
Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium is located in Illinois
Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium
Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium is located in the US
Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium
Location 200 block of E. Highland Avenue, Robinson, Illinois
Coordinates 39°1′13″N 87°44′19″W / 39.02028°N 87.73861°W / 39.02028; -87.73861Coordinates: 39°1′13″N 87°44′19″W / 39.02028°N 87.73861°W / 39.02028; -87.73861
Area less than one acre
Built 1939
Architect Smith, Kranz & Strong; Rinehart Construction Co.
Architectural style Art Deco, Moderne
NRHP Reference # 05000434[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 2005

The Robinson High School Auditorium-Gymnasium, also known as the RHS Gym was a historic gymnasium located on the campus of Robinson High School in Robinson, Illinois. The gym was constructed in 1939 using funds granted by the Public Works Administration. The Art Deco building featured fluted columns around its entrance, glass-block windows at the entrance and east and west sides, and curved metal awnings. Both high school athletic events and public events were held in the building, as Robinson had no other large public space suitable for hosting community events at the time.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1] The building was demolished after the construction of a new gymnasium in 2006.[3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Bilbrey, Greg (December 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Robinson High School Auditorium/Gymnasium" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Statewide Endangered Archive, 1995-2012". Landmarks Illinois. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Ten Most Endangered Places: 2007" (PDF). Landmarks Illinois. Retrieved December 26, 2013.