Douglas in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Douglas R.R. YMCA
Built in 1905 by El Paso and Southwest Railroad and the Calumet and Arizona Copper Co., and citizens of Douglas.
Expanded in 1916 to include a gym, a swimming pool and other recreational facilities with additional support provided by the Phelps Dodge Corporation and the Dodge Foundation.
This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. 31° 20.671′ N, 109° 33.436′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is at the intersection of Pan American Avenue (U.S. 191) and 10th Street, on the right when traveling south on Pan American Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Pan American Ave, Douglas AZ 85607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Library Hall - The Douglas Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Douglas Police Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mormon BattalionDouglas International Airport (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mormon Battalion (approx. 9.6 miles away).
Regarding Douglas R.R. YMCA. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
The El Paso and Southwestern Railroad YMCA possesses significance on two levels. First, the building is architecturally significant as a distinctive local example of Mission Revival Style architecture. Second, it is historically significant as an employee recreational facility built by the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad, a major regional railroad corporation in existence from 1900 until its acquisition by the Southern Pacific Railway Company in 1924.
Also see . . . El Paso & Southwestern Railroad YMCA. National Register of Historic Places nomination (PDF) and photographs (separate PDF) submitted for the building. (National Park Service) (Submitted on April 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.