Building 40

YMCA/Gymnasium


  • Building No: 40
  • Historic Use: YMCA/Gymnasium
  • Proposed Use: Commercial
  • Built: 1899
  • Square ft: 18,890

Description

 


Historic Description

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt signed legislation enabling YMCA to erect facilities on military reservations. YMCA, born of late 19th C. “progressive” movement – hoped to preserve Post’s social, intellectual, & moral welfare. Design & materials chosen to match earlier fort architecture.

Physical Description

L-shaped bldg: 1 story wing to the N (auditorium) connected via a passageway to 2 1/2 story main bldg that has 2 story addition on its S facade. Auditorium has gable roof; main bldg has hip roof w/ dormer on W slope; passageway and addition have flat roofs. 1 story porch on W facade of main bldg.

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