Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The building is named for Clem Gerald Crabtree who served as head of Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. He died while still working there, and in 1982 the Air Force named the gym in his honor.
This modern day fitness center was open seven days a week, year-round. The facility offered sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, handball, paddle ball, racquetball and weight lifting. The center was equipped with men’s and women’s locker rooms and saunas, a basketball court, four racquetball courts, an exercise room, and a full line of Nautilus equipment and up-to-date cardiovascular equipment. Aerobic dance classes were conducted Monday through Friday. A 27 station, one-and-a-half mile fitness court was located directly behind the center.
Today, Crabtree gymnasium is owned and operated by the City of Myrtle Beach as a gymnasium and fitness center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 33° 39.947′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Holocaust (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt William J Hook (about 600 feet away); Dormitory Complex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Airman Dining Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cold War Era 1956 - 1958 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cold War - Dominican Republic (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Berlin Crisis 1961 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cuban Missile Crisis (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.