YWCA Seattle - 5th and Seneca
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SeattleOtaku
N 47° 36.485 W 122° 19.966
10T E 550148 N 5272957
Quick Description: The flagship building of the Seattle YWCA opened in 1916, after more than 20 years of other downtown-area locations, and offers many services from shelter and housing to career development, and more.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 2:05:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM4EBE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 120

Long Description:

Seattle's YWCA began in 1894 when an active member of Washington, D.C.'s YWCA moved here and saw a local need for similar services. This permanent site opened in 1916 after downtown-area moves. Part of the funding for this flagship building at 5th and Seneca included concession of a restaurant, rest room, information bureau and emergency rooms at the 1909 Alaska-Yukon Exposition.

Historically assisting refugees from San Francisco's 1906 earthquake and families during World War I, providing shelter and career training during the Depression, and beginning a 24-hour schedule of services and activities during World War II, the YWCA in Seattle, King County, and Snohomish County has grown to many regional branches in both counties, including one of the few public meeting places for the Seattle Black community in 1919. In 2004, they merged with Seattle Emergency Housing Services. The local association's History Page lists their more than a century of continued local services throughout the region.

Services include shelter, temporary and permanent housing, health care, child care, domestic violence advocacy, clothing bank, and career development.


Currently Being Used: Yes

Physical Address:
1118 5th Ave
Seattle, WA USA

National Association: YWCA of America (Northwest Regional Council)

Local Association: YWCA of Seattle, King County, and Snohomish County

Website: [Web Link]

Date local association was founded: 01/01/1894

Date building was built: 01/01/1916

Temporary housing at this location?: yes

Daycare at this location?: yes

Gym at this location?: Not Listed

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