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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

61422 and 33312

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


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.


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Bayside, Forest Avenue


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.