Campus Center, Constructed 1958-1960

The Campus Center, located at 104 Jamestown Road, is an L-shaped building situated between the Reves Center and Taliaferro Hall. It is the home of a number of administrative offices, including the Center for Student Diversity and the Dean of Students, as well as student-run organizations, such as the Flat Hat News and Alma Mater Productions (AMP). Notably, the Campus Center contains the Marketplace, one of the three main dining halls operated by William & Mary's Dining Services.

The building itself was originally opened under the name Trinkle Hall in 1926, a replacement to the Dining Hall that opening in 1914 and was destroyed by fire in 1925. The Wigwam, which operated from 1942-1986, served as a bookstore, soda shop and coffee shop and was located where the Marketplace stands today. In 1983, a $1.2 million renovation of Trinkle Hall was proposed to transform the building into a student activities center and to alleviate overcrowding at the Commons Dining Hall. The 23,000-square-foot complex was renamed the Campus Center with the Great Hall (the former large dining hall) being renamed Trinkle Hall. Today, Trinkle Hall is a large, multipurpose space that can be accessed through the Campus Center.

Images

Campus Center, 2015

Campus Center, 2015

The front exterior of Campus Center in 2015. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Trinkle Hall, 1928

Trinkle Hall, 1928

The interior of Trinkle Hall, now renovated as part of Campus Center, in 1928. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Campus Center under construction, circa 1959

Campus Center under construction, circa 1959

An image of the Campus Center under construction around 1959. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Campus Center, circa 1963

Campus Center, circa 1963

An exterior shot of Campus Center on Jamestown Road from approximately 1963. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Campus Center, undated

Campus Center, undated

The Campus Center as it faces Jamestown Road. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Wigwam in Campus Center, circa 1950s

Wigwam in Campus Center, circa 1950s

The Wigwam, located in Trinkle Hall, operated from 1942 through 1986. The Wigwam served as a bookstore, soda shop and coffee shop. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Black Student Organization, 1991

Black Student Organization, 1991

A photograph of the Black Student Organization's reception for graduating seniors at the Campus Center in 1991. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Marketplace, undated

Marketplace, undated

An undated image of Marketplace, today's dining hall in the Campus Center. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

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Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary., “Campus Center, Constructed 1958-1960,” TribeTrek, accessed July 24, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/37.
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