Johnston Gym & Knobloch Campus Center


Dedication of Johnston Gym in 1949.
Johnston Gymansium packed to watch the Davidson Men’s Basketball team compete.
A view of the Knobloch Campus Center from the Belk-Irwin track within Richardson Stadium. The fascade of the main structure is the old Johnston Gym. The large struction to the left is the Duke Family Performance Hall.
Johnston Gym & Knobloch Campus Center
In 1949, R. Horace Johnston and his sister Rosa Johnston Stokes, Davidson class of 1911, gave a $100,000 gift to the college toward the completion of the new gym (Beaty 329). As a result, the new gym was named the Charles Worth Johnston Gymnasium, in honor of Horace Johnston’s father, who had passed away in July 1941.