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Canton in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brewer Bookstore

 
 
Brewer Bookstore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 29, 2015
1. Brewer Bookstore Marker
Inscription. St. Lawrence University's original gymnasium was built in 1896 where Gunnison Memorial Chapel stands today. When the old gym burned in May 1925, construction of the Brewer Field House son began. Named for Charles S. Brewer (class of 1891), the building was home to the university's basketball and wrestling programs, as well as many dances and other events fpr almost 45 years.

Basketball was played in the Brewer Field House from 1926-1969. Spectators liked to dangle their feet over the edge of the stands, especially in the winter, when wet shoes would drip down onto the away team's bench.

The opening of the Augsbury Athletic Center in 1970 mothballed the feld house and it was used for little more than storage for many years.

In 1999, with a major campus building program in the works, Brewer was repurposed into a unique campus bookstore that retained the exterior ans a few interior elements of the old field house, including the original gym floor and a portion of the bleachers.
Parents and other visitors to the Brwer Bookstore often comment on its unique atmosphere and variety of merchandise.

"Charlie" Snow Brewer, class of 1891, was an athlete, a longtime member of the oard of Trustees, and served on many committees to improve his beloved alma mater. For example, he helped with the Athletic Advisory Board
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 29, 2015
2. Southward
and the Million Dollar Campaign, which resulted in SLU's tremendous growth in the 1920s.
 
Erected by St. Lawrence University.
 
Location. 44° 35.328′ N, 75° 9.79′ W. Marker is in Canton, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (County Route 27) and Maple Street, on the right when traveling south on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton NY 13617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agricultural School (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Lawrence University (approx. mile away); Herring - Cole Hall (approx. mile away); Silas Wright (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of those Citizens from the Town of Canton (approx. half a mile away); Village Park and Main Street (approx. half a mile away); In Memoriam (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Categories. EducationSports
 
Brewer Bookstore & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 29, 2015
3. Brewer Bookstore & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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