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

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

auditoriums
gymnasiums
cartouches (ornament)
brick (clay product)
limestone
Colonial Revival
exterior views
festoon (motif)
perrons
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000320
AccessID 497
Other identifier HNEDID-000320

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.008

Date Notes

ca. 1925

Places

Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Krokyn, Jacob Frederick, d. 1960

Other Organizations

Young Men's Hebrew Association (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Humboldt Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Seaver Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Modern: Public and Commercial Buildings: Unmounted

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Sammarco, Anthony and Charlie Rosenberg. Roxbury: Then & Now, 20.