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Early YMCA, West side of Edgmont Avenue at
5th Street (1905).
514 Market St.
This building was previously occupied by the Union League Club and earlier had been the residence of Joshua P. Eyre.
Photo above courtesy of David Andrews, email@example.com
The "Old" YMCA, 7th & Edgmont Ave.., Chester, PA
Photo above courtesy
of Terry Redden Peters
in memory of her grandparents, Frank and Bertha Packer.
The "New" YMCA, the
John G. Pew YMCA Building, 2
S. Eyre Dr., Chester, PA, completed
Dedicated Sunday September 23, 1956
Photo above by George F. Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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West Branch YMCA - 7th & Yarnall St. (c. 1977)If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about the history of this organization, please forward it to email@example.com
|Former Officers:||First President (1860): Samuel A. Crozer
President: A. H. Knabb
Chairman of Board of Trustees: John L. Wetherill
General Secretary: Kenneth S. Dale
Chester YMCA was formed in 1860 at 514 Market St., Samuel A. Crozer,
Prior to 1888 housed in old Chester Republican League building on West side of Edgmont Ave. in the middle of what is now (1956) the 5th Street roadbed.
Moved to 7th & Edgmont Ave. in 1907, that building closed 9/10/1956 to move equipment and files to the new John G. Pew YMCA building, 2 S. Eyre Dr. which was dedicated on Sunday September 23, 1956. The 7th Street building was sold to Adams Clothing Co.
Contract for the new building was awarded to Nason & Cullin, Philadelphia, PA, December 14, 1954.
West End Branch Y:
Between 7th & 8th, Flower & Yarnall Sts.
Site formerly occupied by Lamokin Village annex.
Ground acquired December 20, 1954.
Dr. Larney E. Hardy - Pres. of
West End Branch
|More Pictures:||Y.M.C.A. Football Team 1909-1910, courtesy of Frank C. Bramble|
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