Boston Young Men's Christian Association

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Boston Young Men's Christian Association
Boston Young Men's Christian Association is located in Massachusetts
Boston Young Men's Christian Association
Location 312-320 Huntington Ave., Boston
Coordinates 42°20′26.88″N 71°5′15.36″W / 42.3408000°N 71.0876000°W / 42.3408000; -71.0876000Coordinates: 42°20′26.88″N 71°5′15.36″W / 42.3408000°N 71.0876000°W / 42.3408000; -71.0876000
Area 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built 1911
Architect Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge; Woodbury and Leighton
Architectural style Classical Revival, tapestry brick
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98001082[1]
Added to NRHP August 20, 1998

The Boston Young Men's Christian Association (also known as "YMCA of Greater Boston") was founded in 1851 in Boston, Massachusetts, as the first American chapter of the YMCA.[2]

Central Branch; Huntington Ave.[edit]

The central branch at 312-320 Huntington Avenue was built in 1911 by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge and Woodbury and Leighton. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 as Boston Young Men's Christian Association, reference number 98001082. In 2012 the "­Huntington Y sold its gym building and Hastings wing to Phoenix Property Co., for $21.5 million, allowing the real estate company to begin building a 17-story dormitory for Northeastern University."[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.library.neu.edu/archives/collect/findaids/m13find.htm
  3. ^ Boston Globe, November 10, 2012