Class of 1912 Pavilion

Class of 1912 Pavilion was given by that class in 1965 ``in memory of Sanford B. White [1888-1964] beloved class president for many years and one of Princeton's great athletes.'' Designed by Eldredge Snyder '22, the Pavilion stands between the Pardee and Gulick playing fields south of Guyot Hall, its orange, black, and white striped roof topped by two 1912 pennant weathervanes.

Sanford White was an All-American end who was chiefly responsible for Princeton's winning the Big Three football championship in his senior year. In the Harvard game he picked up a fumble and ran ninety yards for a touchdown and later tackled an opposing runner behind his goal line for a safety to give Princeton an 8 to 6 victory. A week later he recovered a fumble and ran seventy yards for a touchdown to achieve a 6 to 3 victory over Yale. White also played a big part in Princeton's Big Three baseball championships of 1910, 1911, and 1912 as shortstop and cleanup man in the batting order. Against Yale in 1912, he scored five runs, pulled down a line drive and took part in two double plays. In later life White was secretary of the International Harvester Company in Chicago.


From Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, copyright Princeton University Press (1978).

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