After spending many months digging around the gym before they did the big renovation about fifteen years ago I grew quite familiar with its spaces. But that was the building after fifty years worth of additions and rejiggering and I never came to any real understanding of what it was like when first built. So I was delighted to come across this little drawing the other day:
It’s recognizable but only just. Here’s a construction photo that helps clarify the drawing:
And I even have a few interior shots from the early ’50s that now make more sense. Here are the men’s showers:
The recreation area:
And the locker room:
I realize that this is not an especially glamorous or exciting thing but I’d say it’s a solid find. I’m officially pleased with it.
Bonus: When they replaced the chairs outside the Brochstein Pavilion they quite sensibly took the old ones over to Valhalla where they were badly needed.
They’ve now begun migrating. I love this.