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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)


Young Woman's Christian Association

— Stop 3 • Springfield Experience Walk —

YWCA Marker image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2018
1. YWCA Marker
Inscription.  The YWCA building, previously located at 22-30 Howard Street, was built in 1909. It was designed by local architect Eugene C. Gardner in the Renaissance Revival style. The building consolidated the boarding and educational functions of the YWCA, which formerly were in separate locations. The YWCA has played an important role in the social welfare of the community beginning in the 1870's, organized to provide room and board at reasonable rates for young working women. It was a social hub for women's education and activities as well as a day nursery. The historic facade has been recreated here as part of MGM Springfield. Many of the original building elements, including the friezes and medallions, have been salvaged and reused.
Erected 2018.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 42° 5.955′ N, 72° 35.201′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on MGM Way. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: One MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103, Springfield MA 01103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodore Seuss Geisel Was Born Here in 1904 (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard Street School / WCA Boarding House (within shouting distance of this marker); French Congregational Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union House / Chandler Hotel / Edisonia Theater (about 400 feet away); 95 State Street (about 400 feet away); United Electric Co. Building / Old "Turnverein" Building (about 400 feet away); Burbach, Bangs, and McKinney Blocks (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Springfield Experience Walk
The YWCA image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2018
2. The YWCA
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2019. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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