Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wabash Avenue YMCA

Wabash Avenue YMCA..
Address: 3763 S. Wabash Ave.
Year Built: 1911-1913
Architect: Robert C. Berlin
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: September 9, 1998..

The plaque reads..
Chicago Landmarks..
Wabash Avenue YMCA
Built 1911-13, addition 1945
An important center of community life, this Young Men's Christian Association facility also provided housing and job training for new arrivals from the South during the "Great Migration" of African-Americans in the first decades of the 20th century. It closed as a YMCA in the late 1970's. It is one of nine structures in the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville Historic District.
Designated on Sep 9, 1998
Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Commission on Chicago Landmarks..

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