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Memorial Youth Center

 
 
Memorial Youth Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 28, 2012
1. Memorial Youth Center Marker
Inscription. This Memorial Youth Center stands in memory of and in gratitude to the men of Richland County who gave their lives in World War II that the ideals of democratic living might be preserved. May the generous spirit of those youthful heroes commemorated in this center for youth, serve as an inspiration to succeeding generations. (List of names)
 
Erected 1950 by Richland Post No. 6 The American Legion.
 
Location. 33° 59.833′ N, 81° 1.268′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Blossom Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Statue of Liberty Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Maxcy Gregg Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boys of Richland County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mexican Border and World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); A.S. Salley House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gibbes Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cain- Matthews- Tompkins House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remembering Dr. King (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional comments.
Memorial Youth Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 28, 2012
2. Memorial Youth Center Marker
Memorial Youth Center dedicated May 30, 1950. Board of Directors: Rev. Louis C. Melcher, Chairman, 1945 ~ 1948; Henry F. Jumper Chairman, 1948 ~ 1950; Lester L. Bates; Robert T. Clark; John W. Crews; Dr. A. C. Flora; Mrs. James Haltiwanger, Jr.; Frank L. Hughes; Miss Elizabeth Ketchen; Rev. J. Kenneth Morris; Frank D. Needham; R. Hoke Robinson; Mrs. C. A. Wallace; Mrs. John A. Wells; Miss Christie Zimmerman; Miss Betty Varian Crews, Executive Director

1. The Memorial Youth Center
The building is no longer standing, but is long remembered, especially for its youth boxing training and matches, including "Golden Glove" matches.
    — Submitted March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, World II
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 28, 2012
3. Overview
Memorial Youth Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 11, 2012
4. Memorial Youth Center Marker
Maxcy Gregg Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, March 28, 2012
5. Maxcy Gregg Park Sign
The marker is found on the fence to this park
Memorial Youth Center, Inside the park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 11, 2012
6. Memorial Youth Center, Inside the park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   6. submitted on May 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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