Selma is home to Alabama's first Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
that was founded in 1858, and this is the oldest YMCA building still standing
in the state. Built in 1885, the historic structure on Broad Street
was in danger of demolition when it was purchased
by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society last spring.
Today, it is undergoing stabilization so that it can be preserved for future use.
You can see an architectural rendition and postcard of the original facade HERE.