Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center
Built at a cost of approximately $3 million dollars and dedicated on October 14, 1972, Centennial Hall is a complex consisting of several multi-level units. Total floor space is 91,218 square feet. The exterior is constructed of brick with a mansard roof. Two gymnasiums are located on the main floor each with equal space, but Gymnasium Number One includes seating for over 2,000 spectators plus press accommodations with Gymnasium Number Two seating several hundred persons. A dance studio, too, is located on the main floor. Adjacent to the main level is an Olympic-sized swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards. Underwater lights and a spectator section complete the pool area. Adjacent to the main unit is a two-story administrative-classroom wing. This area includes ten offices for faculty members and staff, a conference room, reception area and office, five classrooms, teaching auditorium, seminar room, and attractive lobby with designed lighting. Located on the lower area are shower and dressing rooms for students, faculty, visiting teams, officials, and varsity teams; a multi-purpose room for archery, golf, and wrestling; a classroom; first aid room; training room; and staff offices. Squash and handball courts are adjacent to this area. Accommodations such as special shower and dressing rooms facilities and elevators have been installed for handicapped persons. This structure will provide facilities for: formal professional instruction in health and physical education; intramural sports; intercollegiate athletics; recreation for students, faculty, and staff; and community participation in athletic programs. Dedicated and aptly named during the College's centennial, Centennial Hall has more recently been renamed the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center.
"So.....this building was built by many people.....and by whatever name it may be known.....it is a building for all people." (Dedication speech, October 14, 1972)