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.
Location. 33° 39.947′ N, 78° 56.595′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from Crabtree Lane 0.2 miles north of Emmens Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1004 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 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); Mr. Fred Nash (approx. ¼ mile away); Desert Storm (approx. ¼ mile away); Lieutenant William Glover Farrow (approx. ¼ mile away); Lt Col Colin Arnold Clarke (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. 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.