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Downtown YMCA
1528 Locust Street
Architect: LaBeaume & Klein
1926

A massive YMCA complex, one of the biggest when it was built; it originally contained 6 floors of dormitories in addition to 2 gyms, a pool, handball courts, lounges and a cafeteria. The upper floors became retirement housing in 1977.

The building is clad in a Renassance style faintly inspired by the palaces of Florence, with a massive, seemingly impenetrable ground floor and smaller rows of windows above.

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