Details for Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5075003789


Marker Number 3789
Atlas Number 5075003789
Marker Title Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.
Index Entry Y.M.C.A., Old Railroad
Address 207 10th St. NW
City Childress
County Childress
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 388221
UTM Northing 3810191
Subject Codes buildings; railroads; Mission Revival (Architectural style); youth organizations; military topics
Marker Year 1980
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location VFW Post 2512, SW corner 10th St. NW and Ave. C NW
Private Property
Marker Condition
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Recreation and hospitality center for early Childress; in Spanish Mission Revival style architecture. Built 1903, after citizens, led by R.H. Norris and Dr. J.H. Cristler, attracted Fort Worth & Denver Railway shops and division offices here. Among funds donors was Helen Gould, philanthropic daughter of rail magnate Jay Gould. Use by Y.M.C.A. ceased in 1934; owned by veterans' groups since 1938. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1962

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