Adair Hall, Constructed 1961-1963

Adair Hall is an academic building at William & Mary located next to the parking garage at the intersection of Ukrop Way and Landrum Drive. It houses an Olympic-sized pool, lounge, gymnasium, dance studio, classrooms, and offices for both the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Department and the dance program.

Adair Hall was dedicated in 1963 as a women's gymnasium and physical education building. Originally, the Adair. The parking garage is on the site of the Adair Tennis Courts.

The building was named for Cornelia Storrs Adair (1885-1962), a William & Mary student from 1921 to 1923 and the first woman recipient of the Alumni Medallion in 1934. She was also a teacher, the president of National Education Association in 1928, and a member of the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society for Crippled Children and Adults.

Images

Adair Gym, undated

Adair Gym, undated

An undated image of the exterior of Adair Hall. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Adair Tennis Courts Ribbon Ceremony, circa 1976

Adair Tennis Courts Ribbon Ceremony, circa 1976

An image of the Adair Tennis Courts Ribbon Ceremony, circa 1976, with President Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr. on the left. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Adair Gym, 1963

Adair Gym, 1963

The exterior of Adair Gym in 1963. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Adair Gym, undated

Adair Gym, undated

An undated image of Adair Hall and tennis courts. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Adair Gym Pool, 1963

Adair Gym Pool, 1963

The pool in Adair Gym at its 1963 Dedication. | Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, UA 8. | Creator: College of William and Mary. View File Details Page

Cornelia Adair, 1923

Cornelia Adair, 1923

A photo of Cornelia Storrs Adair, class of 1923. A student at William & Mary from 1921-1923, Adair was a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1927, and the first woman recipient of the Alumni Medallion in 1934. She was also a teacher, the president of National Education Association in 1928, and a member of the Richmond Chapter of Virginia Society for Crippled Children and Adults in 1946. | 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., “Adair Hall, Constructed 1961-1963,” TribeTrek, accessed June 23, 2017, http://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/48.
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