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Twelfth Street YMCA Building, 1816 Twelfth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Twelfth Street YMCA Building, 1816 Twelfth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Significance: Designed for the black community by a black architect, W. Sidney Pittman, the costly and well-equipped YMCA became a vital community center. Organizations such as the NAACP, Negro Medical Aid Society, and the Federation of Civic Associations used its meeting rooms, while its heated swimming pool was used by several churches for baptism, in addition to temporal pleasure by others. The Y's original fifty-four sleeping rooms provided comfortable accommodations for many including Howard University students.
Survey number: HABS DC-361
Building/structure dates: ca. 1912 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 83003523

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1912
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Pittman, William Sidney
Roosevelt, Theodore
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.91495, -77.02824
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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