Site for the Barnes Branch of the YMCA, 1955

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Title

Site for the Barnes Branch of the YMCA, 1955

Subject

Young Men's Christian Association (Tuscaloosa, AL)
African-American--History--Tuscaloosa

Description

In July 1955, the Christ Lutheran Church property was purchased for the site of a Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA building for $16,500 including 2 buildings and fence. The property known as the Alston Home was located between 18th and 19th streets facing 30th Avenue.

Rather than demolish the Alston Home the Board of Trustees decided, based on the excellent condition of the structure, to use it as a temporary recreation building for Negro youth in the area and also house the branch of the library for blacks and a Junior Welfare Clinic.

In June, 1956, the Barnes Branch moved into the Alston Home.

Tuscaloosa News, July 8, 1955

Source

YMCA

Date

1955

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)
Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Photograph

Identifier

956

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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