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Exterior view of the Boston Young Men's Hebrew Association Gymnasium, Humboldt Ave., Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.008 (RS320)

Description

A view of the front façade of the Boston Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA) gymnasium on Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The two-story Colonial Revival structure is constructed of tapestry brick with limestone trimmings. A double staircase sweeps up to the first floor pedimented main entrance. A cartouche with swags adorn the center of the façade. It appears that construction of the structure was just completed or is in progress as there are building materials in the area around the ground floor entrance. The gynamisum was an annex to the existing YMHA building at Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue. The facilities included squash courts, classrooms, a steam room, and showers and dressing rooms. At the dedication ceremony on May 3, 1925, Governor Alvan Tufts Fuller gave a speech. The YMHA sold the building to the Seventh Day Adventist Chiurch in 1960. The building still stands today at what is probably 283 Humboldt Avenue.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1925
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000320
AccessID: 497
Other identifier: HNEDID-000320
GUSN
195176
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.008

Record details

Other People
Krokyn, Jacob Frederick, d. 1960
Other Organizations
Young Men's Hebrew Association (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Colonial Revival
auditoriums
brick (clay product)
cartouches (ornament)
exterior views
festoon (motif)
gymnasiums
limestone
perrons
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Humboldt Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Seaver Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Modern: Public and Commercial Buildings: Unmounted

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