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Clark Hall

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Overview

Facility
CLARK
Number
0013
Function
Arts / Athletics
Gross Square Feet
83,468
Construction Cost
$560,000
Completed
June, 1937
Architect
E.B. Green & Son

Occupants

Function

Clark Hall is the South Campus's athletic and recreation facility. Its contains gymnasiums, handball courts, a swimming pool, a weight room, men's and women's locker facilities and offices. Current activities include intramural, club, and summer sports programs. Clark Hall was constructed as the Irwin B. Clark Memorial Gymnasium in 1937 and is three stories tall with a full basement. An addition was built in 1948.

Namesake

Irwin Brayton Clark (1861-1924) was a seed merchant in Buffalo. Clark and his wife had no surviving relatives, so they decided to dispose of their estate in a manner that would do the greatest good for the greatest number of people.