II-51295.1 | Board of Directors Y. M. C. A., Montreal, QC, composite, 1879

 
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Board of Directors Y. M. C. A., Montreal, QC, composite, 1879
Notman & Sandham
1879, 19th century
Silver salts on paper - Albumen process
17.8 x 12.7 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
II-51295.1
© McCord Museum
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The first Young Men's Christian Association in North America was established in Montreal in 1851 by a group of young men who opened a reading room at the Oddfellows' Hall on St. James Street, organized lectures and hired a missionary to work with the poor. In 1873, to accommodate increased enrollment and expanded activities, a four-storey building was built overlooking Victoria Square. The picture above represents the boardroom, in that building. In 1890 a move was made to a lager building on Dominion Square, which for the first time included a gymnasium, and in 1912 the Y.M.C.A. moved to its present location on Drummond Street.