"RESTORE the Y"
The Old West Federal YMCA building is a physical and cultural lynchpin for the City of Youngstown.
The impressive building fostered diversity, opportunity, and community. With easy access to a wide array of amenities and transportation channels, it is positioned to be a catalytic element for growth in the area.
An Important Legacy to Preserve
The Old West Federal YMCA remains one of Youngstown’s most culturally significant historic properties
Connecting Culture, History, and Architecture
Part of the Cultural Heritage...
Generations Enjoyed this Cultural Hub of Social, Spiritual, and Civic Connections
Restore the "Y"
The identity of this property has its roots firmly planted in Youngstown’s African American history and is recognized as a vital piece of the City’s landscape. Without it, Youngstown wouldn’t be the same and part of the heart, character and cultural fabric would be lost. The distinctiveness of the building’s architecture is complemented by the uniqueness and rarity of its conception. By respecting the memories created by the Old West Federal YMCA building’s proud past, a promising future is possible.