Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building

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Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building
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Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building is located in Baltimore
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building
Location 305--311 W. Monument St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°17′50″N 76°37′15″W / 39.29722°N 76.62083°W / 39.29722; -76.62083Coordinates: 39°17′50″N 76°37′15″W / 39.29722°N 76.62083°W / 39.29722; -76.62083
Built 1930
Architect Joseph Evans Sperry
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

85002836

[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 1985

Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building, also known as the Jewish Community Center, is a historic building located in central Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is a three-story, flat-roofed, rectangular-shaped Flemish bond brick structure completed in 1930. The exterior features Moorish and Jewish motifs, such as the Star of David. It was designed by Baltimore architect Joseph Evans Sperry. It is now an apartment building. The establishment of the joining YM/YWHA building was a notable example of an attempt to bridge the divide between uptown Baltimore's prosperous German Jews and East Baltimore's impoverished Russian Jews. The association building was constructed midway between uptown and East Baltimore to symbolize this coming together of the two halves of Baltimore's Jewish community.[2]

The Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] It is included in the Baltimore National Heritage Area.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building, Baltimore City. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Baltimore National Heritage Area Map". City of Baltimore. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 

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