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The Old Downtown YMCA Building, also known as the Hamilton Apartments or the Hamilton Hotel Apartments, is at 2101 Telegraph Avenue and 510 21st Street. It was constructed as a 5-story building (although the second floor does not exist on the side facing Telegraph Avenue) between 1909-1910 (or 1911; sources differ), with two more floors added in 1912-1913 1 by the Christensen Bros. construction firm. The building was vacated when the Downtown Oakland YMCA moved to its current location at 2350 Broadway in October 1986, 2 and then renovated into an apartment building in 1997.


Links and References

  1. New Floor to Be Added to Y.M.C.A. Oakland Tribune October 28, 1909

  2. Private Spas Sweat as Y Builds Fitness Centers San Francisco Examiner August 8, 1986
  3. Y.M.C.A. building, Oakland, Cal. Cliff Smith YMCA Postcard Collection, Springfield College Archives and Special Collections