Archive for Saturday, November 19, 2005

Old home town - 100 years ago today

November 19, 2005

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 19, 1905: "The finishing touches are now being put on the YMCA building and the large structure will be ready for occupation the first part of next week. The new building (at what is now Eighth and Vermont) is everything and more than the most enthusiastic citizens had hoped. Lawrence has a YMCA building without equal in any city of Kansas. There are locker rooms, a swimming pool, bowling alleys. The pool with a depth of 3 to 7 feet will be kept warm throughout the year so the pool can be used in winter. On the third floor are 22 bedrooms that can be rented only to members of the association at prices ranging from $5 to $8 per month. Young ladies of the town will have the use of the building on Wednesdays.

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