Ten Eyck Boathouse Special Collections Research Center

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two story boathouse with balcony, three garages; driveway in front of water

Ten Eyck Boathouse, Image 4532

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James A. Ten Eyck Memorial Boathouse

Dedicated: May 28, 1937

Dedication Speaker: Dr. Eddie Packard, Saranac Lake, member of first champion crew in 1904

Building Occupied: May 4, 1937

Renovated: 1987

Rededicated: April 30, 1988

Named for: James A. Ten Eyck, who coached SU rowing team from 1903 until his death in 1938

Funding for 1937 Construction: Class of 1903 funded dormitory furnishings for 60; class of 1937 donated kitchen equipment

Funding for 1987 Renovation: SU Athletics Department, Syracuse Alumni Rowing Association, and Onondaga County

Materials: Reinforced concrete with brick facing and limestone trim

Location: Longbranch Park on Onondaga Lake

Space: First floor includes a four-bay boathouse to store equipment and shells, a small boat bay and coaches' offices; an observation deck and indoor lounge overlooking the course finish line are on the second floor, along with lockers, showers and dormitories; dormitories double as a large meeting room.

Notes: The boathouse built in 1937 replaced a "ramshackle" wooden structure built in 1911 and demolished in 1938. The 1987 renovation modernized and enlarged this structure. On December 1, 1998 a crew storage building, just built in 1997, burned along with 19 shells.