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Young Women's Christian Association, 146 South High Street, Akron, Summit County, OH



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Item Title


Location
146 South High Street, Akron, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2266
Significance: The Akron YWCA is the largest building ever designed by the prominent local architectural firm of Fichter & Brooker. This 10-story building is essentially Art Deco in style but also reflects a strong Neoclassic Revival influence. Dedicated in 1931, the YWCA is one of several major downtown buildings constructed during Akron's industrial growth period of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Furthermore, it is located within a two-block area that contains a number of buildings which are compatible in feeling and style, including the Masonic Temple, Municipal Building, Summit County Courthouse, Second National Building (now Centran), the former Polsky's department store, First National Tower (formerly Central Tower), Mayflower Hotel (now Mayflower Manor Apartments), and the YWCA.

Subjects
Swimming Pools
Gymnasiums
Community Centers


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH AND EAST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS
2. VIEW NORTH, SOUTH ELEVATION
3. VIEW NORTHEAST, WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
4. VIEW EAST, WEST ELEVATION, DETAIL UPPER LEVELS
5. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTH AND EAST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS
6. VIEW WEST, MAIN ENTRANCE DETAIL
7. VIEW WEST, MAIN ENTRANCE ARCH AND DECORATION DETAIL
8. VIEW NORTHWEST, WINDOW DETAIL, FRONT ELEVATION
9. VIEW NORTH, WINDOW DETAIL, SOUTH ELEVATION
10. VIEW NORTH, BAY WINDOW DETAIL, SOUTH ELEVATION
11. VIEW NORTHEAST, CORNER ENTRY DETAIL
12. EXTERIOR, THIRD FLOOR, MOLDING DETAIL
13. EXTERIOR, CHAPEL WINDOWS DETAIL
14. EXTERIOR, SEVENTH FLOOR, BELT COURSE DETAIL
15. EXTERIOR, CORNICE AND PARAPET DETAIL
16. FIRST FLOOR, LOBBY LOOKING NORTHWEST
17. FIRST FLOOR, ELEVATOR INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
18. FIRST FLOOR, AUDITORIUM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
19. FIRST FLOOR, AUDITORIUM STAGE, LOOKING NORTH
20. FIRST FLOOR, AUDITORIUM BALCONY, LOOKING SOUTH
21. FIRST FLOOR, AUDITORIUM MURAL 'SOWING,' LOOKING WEST
22. FIRST FLOOR, AUDITORIUM MURAL 'GROWTH,' LOOKING WEST
23. FIRST FLOOR, AUDITORIUM MURAL 'HARVEST,' LOOKING WEST
24. SECOND FLOOR, FIREPLACE DETAIL
25. SECOND FLOOR, MEETING ROOM, CORNICE DETAIL
26. SECOND FLOOR, CHAPEL LOOKING NORTHWEST
27. SECOND FLOOR, CHAPEL WINDOWS, LOOKING WEST
28. FOURTH FLOOR, SWIMMING POOL, LOOKING NORTH
29. FOURTH FLOOR, SWIMMING POOL BALCONY AND TILE DETAIL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
30. FIFTH FLOOR, GYMNASIUM
31. FIFTH FLOOR, FIREPLACE DETAIL
32. SIXTH FLOOR, FIREPLACE AND MURAL DETAIL
33. DOOR KNOB DETAIL


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