Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association

Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association (HM2JZR)

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N 30° 19.782', W 81° 39.509'

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Originally built for
Jacksonville Young Mens Christian
Association

Construction in 1908
Henry John Klutho Architect
Southern Ferro Concrete Co. Builder


The building located on the corner of Hemming Plaza was Florida's first reinforced concrete frame structure and a significant architectural achievement.

Kluthos's design embraced his personal expression of the prairie school style
Which evolved from a movement led by the renowned architects Louis Sullivan and
Frank Lloyd Wright. This design approach was truly of American origin and the
YMCA Building is an architectural treasure of Jacksonville.

Unique figures included a swimming pool, gymnasium, and a shaded garden, handball court and bowling alley for outside activities on the roof.

In 1927 extensive renovation was undertaken to provide retail shops on the first floor with offices on upper floors. All YMCA features were removed.

Again in 1945 the building was remodeled for Haverity Furniture Company with new façade at first floor.

In 2007 the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund embarked on the project of restoration of the original building and give it new life with offices for the city of Jacksonville.
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Date Added Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 436701 N 3355503
Decimal Degrees30.32970000, -81.65848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.782', W 81° 39.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 46.92" N, 81° 39' 30.54" W
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