Because I had seen, an old postcard, on my county’s library website, showing the old Gymnasium in Wingate, Indiana. I figured it would make a good “then and now” waymark. http://history.cdpl.lib.in.us/images/pc061-3.jpg
The old picture is from a postcard, that was mailed in 1928, from Wingate to Indianapolis, IN.
The description from the Library website:-
This barn was used by Wingate High School as a practice gymnasium for their state championship-winning basketball teams. The postcard was addressed to Mildred Burdon at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, and the stamp was canceled in Wingate on 1928-10-30. The note on the back of the postcard reads, “Wingate, Ind. – 1928-10-28 – Dear Mildred, Hope you will ? better. So you can return home soon. From John Greenburg.” Digitized copies of this and other postcards were provided by Jane Lyle, February 2011.
These pictures were both taken at the junction of Main Cross and High streets in downtown Wingate, Indiana. Taken from the north east corner, looking south, southeast
The Gymnasium in Wingate, IN C.1928
The Gymnasium in Wingate, IN,November 23rd 2012
The gymnasium is located next to the US Post Office in Wingate, or rather, as the gym was there first, the Post Office is located next to the Old Gymnasium. On the far left of both pictures, you can see the back, lean to porch of an old house, that is there.
As I write this, in November 2012, the old gymnasium is up for sale,