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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA

 
 
First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA Marker
Inscription.  
At this location
March 16 1867
First P•R•R• Y•M•C•A• organized
Second railroad Y•M•C•A• in U•S•A•

Erected March 16 1951
75th anniversary

 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Railroad; Young Men's Christian Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1867.
 
Location. 40° 30.91′ N, 78° 24.144′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on 13th Street north of 11th Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 11th Avenue, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logan House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Chief (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William H. Prosser (about 400 feet away); Isaac Charles Mishler (about 400 feet away); Memorial Projectile
First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2021
2. First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA and Marker
Marker next to building doorway at right distance
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(about 400 feet away); The Downtown Altoona Historic District (about 500 feet away); Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (about 600 feet away); Blair County Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on June 29, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 20, 2022