The first gymnasium at Kalamazoo College was built in 1911. It was re-modeled in 1930 and re-named the Tredway Gymnasium in honor of Arthur Clifford Tredway who had left $50,000 to the college upon his death for the remodeling project. A.C. Tredway, born on August 26, 1872 in Detroit, was a member of the college's Class of 1898. The 1930 remodeling was undertaken by architect Aymar Embury II. As a result, the seating capacity increased to 1,000, a basketball court with a 50 x 90 ft playing floor was added, and the showers, lockers, and dressing rooms were improved. In 1960 the gymnasium was renovated and a tennis house was added on to the building. Tredway Gymnasium was demolished in April of 1980 and re-placed by the Anderson Athletic Center.

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  • Kalamazoo College to Build New Athletic Facility 

    Nirenberg, Richard D. (Kalamazoo College, 1980-02-08)
    News release announcing that Tredway Gymnasium would be demolished and replaced by a new athletic facility.
  • Wrecking Ball, Gilded Sledgehammers to Raze Tredway 

    Nirenberg, Richard D. (Kalamazoo College, 1980-04-10)
    News release announcing the demolition of Tredway Gymnasium in April of 1980.
  • Kalamazoo College Tredway Gymnasium 

    Unknown (1912)
    Kalamazoo College's first athletic facility, Tredway Gymnasium, probably just after completion in 1912. Named after 1898 graduate and benefactor Arthur Tredway, Tredway Gymnasium was completed in 1912 and renovated in 1930. ...
  • Kalamazoo College Tredway Gymnasium 

    Smith, Richard Averill (Kalamazoo College, 1930)
    The exterior of Kalamazoo College's Tredway Gymnasium in about 1930. Athletic facilities on campus have been located for over a century at the east end of the campus. Named after 1898 graduate and benefactor Arthur Tredway, ...
  • Kalamazoo College Tredway Gymnasium 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    The interior of Kalamazoo College's Tredway Gymnasium. Athletic facilities on campus have been located for over a century at the east end of the campus. Named after 1898 graduate and benefactor Arthur Tredway, Tredway ...
  • Margaret Sloan Speaking in Tredway Gymnasium, Kalamazoo College 

    Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Gazette, 1972-02-15)
    Civil rights leader Margaret Sloan speaking to a packed Tredway Gymnasium at Kalamazoo College, February 15, 1972. Sloan and feminist rights leader Gloria Steinem were on campus as part of the "Emphasis Women" series at ...