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Childress in Childress County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.

 
 
Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. Marker
Inscription. Recreation and hospitality center for early Childress; in Spanish Mission Revival style architecture. Built 1903, after citizens, led by R.H. Norris and Dr. J.H. Cristler, attracted Fort Worth & Denver Railway shops and division offices here. Among funds donors was Helen Gould, philanthropic daughter of rail magnate Jay Gould. Use by Y.M.C.A. ceased in 1934; owned by Veterans' groups since 1938.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3789.)
 
Location. 34° 25.629′ N, 100° 12.991′ W. Marker is in Childress, Texas, in Childress County. Marker is on !0th Street N.W. south of Avenue C N.W., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 10th Street, N.W., Childress TX 79201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Childress Post Office Building (approx. half a mile away); Frank Collinson (approx. half a mile away); Childress County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Palace Theater
Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Wm. Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron (approx. 0.7 miles away); Goodnight Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Childress Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Childress.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.
Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
4. Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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