Lyman Hall, Providence

Lyman Hall, Providence

Lyman Hall was named after Daniel W. Lyman who provided funding for a building in his will. Originally known as Lyman Gymnasium, construction of the building was completed in 1891. It was designed by architects Stone, Carpenter & Willson in the Richardson Romanesque architectural style. The hall was used as a gym until Marvel Gymnasium was built in 1946.

Lyman did not explicitly state that the building needed to be a gymnasium, but the students at the time requested the funds, along with other money raised, be used for this purpose. It included a batting cage, bowling alleys, a running track, a swimming tank and a wrestling room.

Lyman Hall was remodeled in 1977 to be used for the Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies or TAPS. A theatre was added with space for 140 patrons. Leeds Theatre continues to be one of the primary theatres in use by and for the university.

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Sight Name: Lyman Hall
Sight Location: Providence, USA (See walking tours in Providence)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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