Dates: Built 1916-1917 as Alumni Gymnasium. Remodeled as Ovens Student
Union in 1952 and expanded in 1963. Demolished in 1972 to make way for E.H.
Quote: The gift from the Alumni to the College is being realized. It is
going to be an attractive and well apportioned building, and is ideally
located on the campus. You could not have given us a more needed gift nor one
that would be more appreciated. The gymnasium will be modern in every respect
and will be a great addition to our equipment. “Alumni Gift”
Davidsonian, 9 May 1917, p. 2.
Named for: David Ovens, partner in J. B. Ivey Company and
president of the Cavendish Trading Company.