NRHP: Gates College Gym

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Gates College Gym (Antelope County Jail)

Gates College Gym (Antelope County Jail)

NRHP Reference #: 81000367

NRHP Listing Date: 19810420


509 L, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska

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The 1892 Gates College Gymnasium is the last remaining building of Gates College, a Congregational Church school. The college, founded in Neligh in 1882, was closed in the late 1890s, and by 1900 the gymnasium building had been purchased by Antelope County for a jail. In 1964 the building was donated to the Antelope County Historical Society for use as a museum.

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