YMCA of Corsicana

YMCA of Corsicana (HM14JR)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
Buy Texas State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 32° 6.094', W 96° 28.416'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 158 views
Inscription
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Corsicana was organized in 1884 and was one of only two YMCAs in the state at that time. E. W. (Wiley) Johnson served as first president of the organization that met in a room over the First National Bank offices. Meetings later were held in the Dyers Dry Goods building at 107 South Main. In 1913, during the presidency of Frank Neal Drane, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for a building at the corner of Fifth and Twelfth streets, which was occupied by the YMCA until this structure was completed in 1968. Many of Corsicana's prominent citizens and businessmen have been members of this YMCA. In its objective to promote the physical and spiritual development of the young men of the town, the YMCA provided a swimming pool, gymnasium, jogging track, a large meeting room, and lodging. In 1934, women were first allowed to use these facilities for two days a week from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Throughout its history, the YMCA has provided service and leadership to the city of Corsicana. Its particular concern for returning servicemen has been a source of pride for this significant organization.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Details
HM NumberHM14JR
Tags
Marker Number11651
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 4:18pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 738402 N 3554487
Decimal Degrees32.10156667, -96.47360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 6.094', W 96° 28.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 6' 5.64" N, 96° 28' 24.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1198 N 13th St, Corsicana TX 75110, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?