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Sumter in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Y.M.C.A.

 
 
Y.M.C.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 30, 2019
1. Y.M.C.A. Marker
Inscription.  Construction of the building to house the Young Men's Christian Association of Sumter began on this site in March, 1911. Mr. E.D. Sompayrac, architect, and Mr. Frank Carr, contractor, would design and construct the massive brick structure. The landmark facility opened in March of 1912 under the guidance of many civic-minded leaders including Dr. S.H. Edmunds, who served as president of the board of directors for twenty-five years.
 
Erected 2012 by Sumter County Historical Society and the Sumter County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1911.
 
Location. 33° 55.237′ N, 80° 20.616′ W. Marker is in Sumter, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of West Liberty Street (Business U.S. 76) and North Sumter Street, on the right when traveling west on West Liberty Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sumter SC 29150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumterville Academy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sumter District Confederate Dead (about
Y.M.C.A. Marker looking north on North Sumter Street image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 30, 2019
2. Y.M.C.A. Marker looking north on North Sumter Street
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500 feet away); Clara Louise Kellogg (about 800 feet away); Sumter's Court Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter's Headquarters / Federal Order Of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Sinai (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sumter World War II Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Thomas Sumter 1734 -1832 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sumter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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