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Abney Athletic Center
 
Abney Athletic Center Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
1. Abney Athletic Center Marker
 
Inscription.
This building was made possible by the
generous support of

The Abney Foundation
and
John R. Fulp, Jr.

It will forever serve as a tribute to the dedication and work of the many thousands of men and women who are a part of the textile industry throughout South Carolina.

 
Erected 1979.
 
Location. 34° 30.783′ N, 82° 38.15′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is on East Calhoun Street north of Boulevard (U.S. 29), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast side of the building, on the campus of Anderson University. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sullivan Music Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vandiver Hall (about 600 feet away); Pratt Hall (about 800 feet away); Denmark Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson College Infirmary (approx. 0.2 miles away); The H.H. Watkins Teaching Center (approx. ľ mile away); The J.E. Rouse Dormitory (approx. ľ mile away); Virginia "Jennie" Gilmer (approx. 0.6 miles away); McGee Harness Shop (approx. ĺ mile away); Frierson School House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
 
Pres. Cordell Maddox, John Fulp, Jr., Basketball Coach Jim Wiles (From Left to Right) Photo, Click for full size
By Anderson University By Joyce Wood, 1979
2. Pres. Cordell Maddox, John Fulp, Jr., Basketball Coach Jim Wiles (From Left to Right)
Abney Athletic Center was completed and dedicated November 16, 1979. Thanks to the generosity of the Abney Foundation and John R. Fulp, Jr., this complex gave the campus a much needed gymnasium for its nationally recognized basketball team. The gymnasium also contains a weight room, a concession stand, locker rooms, a wrestler's practice room, space for the trophy case in the foyer and reception areas, and office space for the athletic director and the coaches.
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Anderson University. Official website of Anderson University. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Anderson University Athletics. Official website of the Anderson University Athletics. (Submitted on September 14, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Anderson University (South Carolina). Anderson University is a private university located in Anderson, South Carolina, offering bachelors and masters degrees in approximately 50 areas of study. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. The Abney Foundation. The mission of The Abney Foundation is to make grants for innovative and creative projects, and to programs which are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of education, health, social service and cultural affairs. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Anderson College Historic District. In the spring of 1910 the Anderson Chamber of Commerce inaugurated a subscription campaign to raise money to build a college for young women in Anderson. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. John R. Fulp, Jr. Series of postings on John R. Fulp, Jr. at the Autosport Bulletin Board. (Submitted on September 14, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
 
Abney Athletic Center -<br>Main (Southeast) Entrance Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 26, 2009
3. Abney Athletic Center -
Main (Southeast) Entrance
 
1. Abney Athletic Center
Abney was built in 1978 and is home to our womenís volleyball, menís and womenís basketball, and menís wrestling teams. Students crowd Abney gym to cheer on the Trojans as they compete in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. Cheerleading and dance teams add to the excitement at games. On one balcony, students can take advantage of our free fitness center equipped with a variety of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, and free weights. Across the gym, an indoor batting cage is used by our baseball and softball teams for off-season training. (Source: Anderson University.)
    — Submitted September 14, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   2. submitted on June 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on June 9, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
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