Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saving the Historic YMCA
Selma's historic YMCA building on Broad Street is falling down, and while some want to raze it, others want to save it.
A standing-room only crowd attended a presentation held by the Historic Preservation Society the other night, and now a committee will meet with the owner, the city and an architect.
Built in 1885, the YMCA building was the first in Alabama and one of the first in the South. At right, Linda Derry, chairman of a Black Belt Heritage Area committee, informs the audience via slides.
Special thanks to guest photographer Jacque Johnson.