YMCA Cornerstone Laying, 1908

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Title

YMCA Cornerstone Laying, 1908

Subject

Young Men's Christian Association (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Description

The YMCA was reorganized in 1903 and a campaign was begun to raise money for a building under the leadership of B. A. Small, General Director, and officers W.G. Somerville and T.M. Leatherwood. A lot at 2014 Broad Street (now University Boulevard) was purchased and a 2-story building with a basement was constructed for approximately $20,000.

The cornerstone was laid on Monday, April 13, 1908, at 4 PM with Masonic ceremonies and an address by the Honorable H.S.D. Mallory of Selma, State Grand Master.

This advertisement encouraging people to attend the cornerstone laying ceremonies and a rally at the First Baptist Church as well as to give money to cover the expense of the building appeared in the Sunday Morning edition of the Tuscaloosa Times-Gazette, April 12, 1908.

An article below the advertisement noted: Two tremendous iron girders arrived on Friday and were hauled to the YMCA building.... the girders are the largest ever brought here.

Source

YMCA

Publisher

Tuscaloosa Times-Gazette

Date

April 12, 1908

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Advertisement

Identifier

901

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

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