Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA, 2939 18th Street, Tuscaloosa, 1961

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Title

Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA, 2939 18th Street, Tuscaloosa, 1961

Subject

Young Men's Christian Association (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Description

In 1960 the funds necessary to construct a new facility for the Barnes Branch were available. In January, 1961 the branch moved into its new building that was completely paid for at that time. The Warner Foundation gave $42,000 towards the cost of this $105,000 building.

The new building included a general purpose room, club, craft and game rooms as well as a gymnasium, office and kitchen. In 1961 classes were offered in Home Making Made Easier, typing and shorthand, square dancing, slimnastics, and bridge for adults. Youth classes included various forms of dance, tumbling, bridge, and tennis. Clubs for students of all ages were also organized.

Source

YMCA

Date

1961

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

915

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

6.25 inches x 4.5 inches

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