Staff and faculty help make a new Cougar memory by posing with the finished piece of floor on the Spokane campus recently. (Photo by Cori Vaughn, WSU Spokane)
SPOKANE – Pieces of original hardwood flooring from WSU Pullman’s Bohler Gymnasium – discovered in a storage building last semester – recently received some TLC at WSU Spokane.
Bill Harris, maintenance mechanic 2 at WSU Spokane Facilities Operations, fit the pieces back together and refinished the whole.
“We thank Bill for his excellent work in reconstructing this historic piece of gym flooring,” said Jon Schad, director of WSU Spokane FacOps.
The flooring was removed around 1995 when the gym was remodeled. The gym was named for J. Fred “Doc” Bohler, director of physical education and athletics at WSU 1908-1950, according to the history “The Crimson and the Gray,” by Richard Fry, former head of the WSU news service.
A special place to display the refurbished piece of WSU history – where it can inspire fond Coug reminiscences – is yet to be determined.