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The Allee Gymnasium building was a welcome addition to the campus and was heavily used. The steel truss-roof construction eliminated post and beams, allowing an open view across the gymnasium space. After upgrades in 1991 and 2001-02, the building continues to be busy with athletic activities.
Allee hosted the first NCAA basketball tournament on December 28, 1950. A magazine article of May 1950 suggested that the college received high return on the construction dollars spent for Allee Gymnasium.
Orwig, Timothy T. Morningside College: A Centennial History. Sioux City, IA: Morningside College Press, 1994.
Orwig, Timothy T. Morningside College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1997.