King-Horn Convocation –
The King-Horn Center was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Helen H. King of
Ground was broken for the project on
The architects were Wright, Gilfillan and Keske, Inc. of
Reynolds Electric Co. of Lima was the electrical contractor with Boughan Brothers the contractor for the building’s mechanical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems.
When it was completed, King-Horn cost roughly $2.3 million. It featured a 3,200 seat arena, a 6 lane swimming pool, 3 handball courts, a 110 yard jogging track, a wrestling room, dance studio, weight-lifting room, fencing,, shuffle board and ping pong areas, 3 classrooms, offices, study areas, training room, sauna and locker rooms.
In 1991, construction began on a 62,000 square foot field house on the east end of King-Horn. The new facility incorporated a 200 meter indoor track, courts for tennis, volleyball and basketball, additional locker rooms and a fitness lab and center. The last piece of structural steel was laid during a “topping off” ceremony on Friday of 1991’s homecoming.
During the summer of 1996 an open air light well in the original King Horn building was converted to an enclosed second floor courtyard. This provided an additional classroom, offices and a lounge and reception area. These improvements were dedicated on