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Warner Gymnasium

Warner Gymnasium - earlier
Warner Gymnasium - present

Warner Building (earlier)

Warner Building (present)

Historical Name(s): Joseph E. Warner Gymnasium

Warner Gymnasium

Another view of the building

Date Constructed: Completed in 1964.
Dedicated on September 29, 1964.

Architect: Swanson Associates, Inc.,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Style of Architecture: International

Original Use: A gymnasium providing an athletic and physical education plant.

Dates of Renovation: September 1984 — Swimming pool renovated.

Current Use: Gymnasium

History: The building bears the name of the late State Representative, Joseph E. Warner. The long time Ypsilanti Representative had been instrumental in gaining a $1.5 million dollar appropriation for the construction of Bowen Field House in 1951 (see Bowen Field House). When the new gymnasium was constructed in 1964, it was named in honor of him.

The new building housed gymnasiums, classrooms, offices, special purpose rooms, a swimming pool and the Human Performance Laboratory. It also had locker facilities for 3,000 students. In 1984, following the construction of the new swimming pool in the Rec/IM, the old swimming pool in Warner became the club pool with an attached sauna.

Location - Warner Gymnasium


Location of Warner Gymnasium (Click on the image for a bigger view)