Tag: Young Men’s Christian Associations

Young Men’s Christian Association building, Duluth, Minnesota

The intersection of Third Avenue West and Second Street of downtown Duluth. The YMCA was organized in Duluth in 1882, and this building built in 1916. The YMCA building held offices of the American Bible Society and the Duluth Council of Churches. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Ward Ames Building, Duluth, Minnesota

Exterior view of former YMCA building, it opened in 1916 at southeast corner of Lake Avenue and Second Street. Ward Ames and Julius Barnes, both men were central figures in the grain trade, gave this building for the YMCA in memory of Ames' father Wardwell Ames. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

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