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

First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA Marker
Inscription.  
At this location
March 16 1867
First PRR YMCA organized
Second railroad YMCA in USA

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 🚂 series list.
 
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); Isaac Charles Mishler (about 400 feet away); Memorial Projectile (about 400 feet away); The Downtown Altoona Historic District
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(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); Veterans Mall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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Mar. 1, 2021