YWCA - Rochester, NY
Posted by: sagefemme
N 43° 09.632 W 077° 36.276
18T E 288252 N 4781935
Quick Description: I just couldn't post a YMCA waymark without trying to get a YWCA waymark approved in my area as well. So, here it is at 175 N Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14604.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2012 4:29:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMDXPJ
Founded in 1883 by 11 enterprising women who saw a need to provide a boarding home for young women coming to Rochester to find work. They founded an organization and open a small boarding home. Eventually they voted to join the national organization known as the YWCA. In 1888, there was need to expand the space, and they added a gymnasium at that time. (visit link
The face of the building where the YWCA is painted in large letters (see pictures) was at one time an unadorned wall abutting an adjacent building. That neighboring building has since been torn down, leaving a small triangular park in its place.
YMCA, YWCA: YWCA
Currently Being Used: Yes
175 N Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY USA
National Association: YWCA of America
Local Association: YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County
Website: [Web Link]
Date local association was founded: 1/1/1883
Date building was built: 1/1/1888
Gym at this location?: yes
Temporary housing at this location?: Not Listed
Daycare at this location?: Not Listed
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