from 1962 ad - courtesy Albert E. Normanfrom 1896 Illustrated Directory

The YMCA has a long history in Oakland, dating back to 1879. 1

The first YMCA building in Oakland was at 12th St. and Clay, and built in 1890. 2

A new building was constructed at 2101 Telegraph beginning in 1909.

Sometime following a 1981 fire which destroyed the First Methodist Church at 2352 Broadway, a new YMCA building was constructed.

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Links and References

  1. History | YMCA website (dead link)
  2. Grant Miller Mortuary ad Oakland Tribune April 24, 1962
  3. Christian Association Building Oakland Tribune March 28, 1890