Bremen’s gym bears a resemblance to a few other Illinois high school gyms, with its layered-curved wood beams. The gyms at Alden-Hebron and St. Joseph High School in Westchester, are almost identical to the Braves’ home court. There are a handful of other gyms across the state that are still standing with a similar look too.
What Makes A Gym Special?
While Bremen, as well as Alden-Hebron, have been described by many as “neat,” neither have gotten the attention of St. Joseph’s gym did. It was often referred to as hallowed ground in Illinois Hoops’ circles, a side-effect most likely of the basketball tradition there, but off the court there was very little setting the gyms apart from each other.
For sure these gyms stand apart more these days.
Bremen High School has a recently added a field house for sports, but varsity basketball games are still played in the old wooden beam gym.