YWCA Youngstown

YWCA Youngstown

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The YWCA Youngstown, located at 25 West Rayen Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, is an historic building built in 1911 for members of the Young Women's Christian Association. On July 23, 1986, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the YWCA Building.

National Register listing

  • YWCA Building ** (added 1986 - Building - #86001949)
  • 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Wade,Angus
  • Architectural Style: Classical Revival
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History
  • Period of Significance: 1900-1924
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Social
  • Historic Sub-function: Civic
  • Current Function: Social
  • Current Sub-function: Civic


History and current use

The building was built in 1911 for members of the YWCA. Like many YWCAs of the time, the Youngstown YWCA provided rooms for single women to rent in addition to providing recreational and social activities. YWCA Youngstown, which now has one other location, is still actively using this building as its headquarters. Housing is now provided for homeless families as well as homeless women. YWCA Youngstown has recently received grant money to convert its 36 existing single room units in this building into 30 self-contained efficiency and one-bedroom......

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