Dates: Cornerstone placed November 5, 1948. Dedicated on October 22,
1949 as Charles Johnston Gymnasium. Last basketball game played in gymnasium, February 25, 1989.
Remodeled into new Knobloch Campus Center 2000-2001. Alverez Student Union dedicated October 25, 2001;
Duke Family Performance Hall dedicated February 23, 2002.
Quote: Davidson closed Johnston Gym to college basketball in grand
style Saturday night, drilling Central Florida 75-64 before a crowd of 2,500
that rose to the last-game occasion. Rollins, Glenn. Davidson Sends
Johnston Gym Out In Style. Charlotte Observer. 26 February 1989.
Named for: Charles Worth Johnston (1861-1941), class of 1884, cotton
manufacturer in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties. Renamed for Charles