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Poughkeepsie New York - Young Mens Christian Association - Old Photo

Poughkeepsie  New York - Young Mens Christian Association - Old Photo

The Old Poughkeepsie YMCA is on the west side of Market Street near the corner of Church Street (US 44/NY 55) in Poughkeepsie in New York, United States, across from the former New York State Armory. One of many historic early 20th-century institutional buildings on Market Street, the city's main downtown thoroughfare, it has a glazed terra-cotta front facade, the only building in Poughkeepsie using that material.[1]
The organization, founded before the YMCA as the Young Men's Christian Union, had previously met at an office on Union Street, next to the city's former post office. It was built in 1908 in the Renaissance Revival style, one of the few in the city, with part of a $265,000 gift from William Wallace Smith, one of Smith Brothers cough drop makers and a YMCA member and benefactor. His gift also included a neighboring office building,[2] since demolished. The New York City firm of Jackson & Rosencrans were the architects 40

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Photo prise @ Poughkeepsie le 1 janvier 1996 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 54M View - Thank You / Flickr)

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