Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
61422 and 33312
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives
Exterior views of the Portland Y.M.C.A., 70 Forest Avenue.
Top image: Full exterior view from east.
Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 1 August 1950.
Bottom image: Group of U.S. Navy sailors entering the building, viewed from north. Cumberland Avenue in background.
Photo published in the Portland Sunday Telegram, on 30 August 1942.
The Forest Avenue location of Portland's Young Men's Christian Association (later known as "The "Y") was built in 1927, as the organization moved from its prior home in the Libby Memorial Building (Congress Square).
The five-floor Georgian style building at 70 Forest Avenue was designed by Portland architect John P. Thomas, comprising a gymnasium, a swimming pool, game rooms, lounges, and dormitory rooms. A subsequent major expansion was constructed in 1966.
"Y.M.C.A., 1942 and 1950" (1942). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 384.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Bayside, Forest Avenue