Senate Avenue YMCA

Senate Avenue YMCA (HM2D4G)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 46202 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.429', W 86° 9.83'

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African-American leaders formed the Young Men's Prayer Band in 1900. It became a branch of the city YMCA by 1910. Black and white leaders helped raise funds for a new building here, which opened as the Senate Avenue YMCA in 1913. Booker T. Washington dedicated the building and Faburn DeFrantz led it from 1916-1951. It became one of the largest black YMCAs in the U.S.

The Senate Avenue YMCA became a center of community life, social activism, and education for African Americans. For decades, it sponsored "Monster Meetings" with national leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois, George Washington Carver, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The Indianapolis YMCA integrated in 1950. The Senate Avenue YMCA moved to Fall Creek in 1959.
HM NumberHM2D4G
Year Placed2016
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 571610 N 4402987
Decimal Degrees39.77381667, -86.16383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.429', W 86° 9.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 25.74" N, 86° 9' 49.8" W
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Area Code(s)317, 765
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 441 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis IN 46202, US
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