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Y.M.C.A., North Dakota Agricultural College
Y.M.C.A., North Dakota Agricultural College
TitleY.M.C.A., North Dakota Agricultural College
Date of Original1920-05-20
DescriptionView of the completed Y.M.C.A. building across University Drive (13th Street) from the main North Dakota Agricultural College campus. The view is to the northeast.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectColleges & Universities
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Buildings
Utility poles
Young Men's Christian associations
Organization NameNorth Dakota State University - Buildings
Young Men's Christian Association (North Dakota Agricultural College)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Negative NumberGPN 1899
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNorth Dakota Agricultural College (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Y.M.C.A. Building"
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryFundraising for the Agricultural College YMCA began in 1914 and by 1917 sufficient funds had been raised, including donations from various big business firms and a $25, 000 donation from the Rockefeller Foundation. Work on the building, located at the corner of 13th Street (University Drive) and 12th Avenue (kitty-corner from the College Gates), had begun in 1917. Storages of building materials, due to the First World War, hindered the progress and it wasn't until October of 1919 that the building was completed. (The Spectrum, October 8, 1919, pp. 7-8)
As to the actual building, as per the 1919-1920 North Dakota Agricultural College catalogue (p. 53), "This is a two-story and basement brick building of handsome architecture and of complete fire proof construction. The basement provides locker rooms, shower baths, a bowling alley, a game room and a large room for the storage of students' trunks, etc. The first floor is given over to spacious lobby, writing room, reading room, library room and offices; also, a waiting and rest room for women, separated from the rest of the building but convenient to the street car line. On the second floor there is a large room designed for the double purpose of auditorium and gymnasium and two smaller committee or class rooms."
External ResourceSee also NDSU Archives Building History web site:
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, University Archives
Repository CollectionNDSU University Archives Glass Negative Collection
Credit LineUniversity Archives, NDSU, Fargo (GPN 1899)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the University Archives.
Digital IDua000602
Original Sourceglass negative
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