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Seeking tales from the old Paly gym

Original post made by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly Staff Writer, Old Palo Alto, on Feb 6, 2014

Hey Vikings, Titans or anybody else who's spent time in the Paly gym,

Did you play donkey basketball in that old gym? Get engaged? Do something crazy? Do you have memories from the 1930s, 40s or 50s? The Weekly is preparing a retrospective on the 85-year-old gym, which is slated for demolition next summer to make way for a new athletic center. If you've had unusual or memorable experiences, athletic or otherwise, in the gym, we'd like to talk with you. Please contact me, Chris, at

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Posted by Musty
a resident of Professorville
on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I certainly remember the smell of old, soured sweat mixed with the fragrance of mold. Used to wheeze when we were stuck in there on rainy days. PE teacher laughed at my use of a rescue inhaler!

I used to wish we could be outdoors regardless of rain or hail, rather than that stinky ole gym.

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