A page from the past – Construction of Winslow Gym
New Home for the Eskimos – Winslow’s new $115,000 gym nears completion and will be ready in plenty of time for next seasons games. Snow and bad weather intervened this past year. The school’s cagers got their nickname of “Eskimos” years ago from playing their games in a poorly heated gym, in which they still practice. They play a few home game at the Oakland City College Gym, eight miles away. The new gym will seat 1800, also will include a cafeteria and classrooms in the basement.
ESKIMOS DEDICATE NEW GYM NOV 6, 1951
The $106,964.00 unit, which is ninety-two feet wide and one hundred and twenty-five feet long, accommodated 2,200 persons. The seats were all bleacher style.
No longer did the loyal and determined basketball players have to practice in a cold building (old comm. bldg) heated only partially by old-fashioned stoves, thus the distinctive name for the team .