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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

YMCA of Corsicana

 
 
YMCA of Corsicana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
1. YMCA of Corsicana Marker
Inscription. The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Corsicana was organized in 1884 and was one of only two YMCAs in the state at that time. E. W. (Wiley) Johnson served as first president of the organization that met in a room over the First National Bank offices. Meetings later were held in the Dyers Dry Goods building at 107 South Main. In 1913, during the presidency of Frank Neal Drane, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for a building at the corner of Fifth and Twelfth streets, which was occupied by the YMCA until this structure was completed in 1968. Many of Corsicana's prominent citizens and businessmen have been members of this YMCA. In its objective to promote the physical and spiritual development of the young men of the town, the YMCA provided a swimming pool, gymnasium, jogging track, a large meeting room, and lodging. In 1934, women were first allowed to use these facilities for two days a week from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Throughout its history, the YMCA has provided service and leadership to the city of Corsicana. Its particular concern for returning servicemen has been a source of pride for this significant organization.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11651.)
 
Location.
YMCA of Corsicana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
2. YMCA of Corsicana Marker
Young Mens
Christian Association
Erected by the citizens
of Corsicana 1914

1886 -Y.M.C.A. Golden Jubilee-1936
Under this slab is preserved valuable local historical
information in metal chest which is to be opened
Y.M.C.A. Centennial Year - 1986
Officials Golden Jubilee
List of names
32° 6.094′ N, 96° 28.416′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West Oaklawn Drive near North 13th Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 West Oaklawn, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Shelton (approx. mile away); Colonel Clinton McKamey Winkler (approx. mile away); David Reed Mitchell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Navarro County World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of The First Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Roger Q. Mills (approx. half a mile away); Frank Neal Drane (approx. half a mile away); Alva Everett Taylor (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
YMCA of Corsicana Marker near near N 13th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
3. YMCA of Corsicana Marker near near N 13th Street
YMCA of Corsicana Marker, at the front entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
4. YMCA of Corsicana Marker, at the front entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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