Y.M.C.A. (1924)

© Photographed May 17, 2015
Awarded 2004 by Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin

Built: 1924
Style: Tudor Revival
Awarded For: Architecturally Significant

The property located at 223-227 North Jefferson Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission 2004 Award Recipients

Wisconsin Architecture & History Inventory: 223-227 N. Jefferson Street
Historic Name: Green Bay YMCA
Reference Number: 2172
Year Built: 1924
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival
Wall Material: Stone - Unspecified
Architect:Foeller, Schober, and Stephenson
Additional Information:

Large residential hotel/recreational building designed in Tudor Revival style. Main facades face north and east and are sided in cut stone.

The building is rectangular in plan and has 2 large give and a half story tall rectilinear blocks that intersect to form an L-plan. They surround the two story tall indoor swimming pool that makes up the rest of the rectilinear plan and that is hidden from street view. The rear of the taller blocks is sided in common brick.

The building rests on a raised cut stone sided foundation with a dressed cut stone water table surmounting it. Both the north and east facing facades are largely the same and feature symmetrical facades with the main entrances placed in the center of the building. These entrances are both distinguished by wide cut stone surrounds with engaged single step buttresses forming the sides and with crenellated cut stone coping above with a cut stone name panel placed directly above the segmental arched entrance door opening.

The lst floor of the building is taller than the rest and is lit by large triple window groups with transoms above each, each group of which is under a single segmental arched opening having a cut stone voussoir.

The 2nd through 4th floors above are cut stone sided, while the 5th floor is sided in stucco and is divided by three larger gable roofed one and a half story dormers. The two end dormers each have three story tall shallow rectilinear oriels below sided in fake half timber work.

There is a modern two and a half story tall wing across the south side of the older building.
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Greater Green Bay YMCA

History of the Green Bay YMCA

See also, Brown County: Historic Sites Recognized by the City of Green Bay, to view all awarded properties.

  Vintage postcard screenshot provided by CardCow.com.
Postmarked July 14, 1926
Y.M.C.A., Green Bay, Wis.

 Vintage postcard screenshot provided by CardCow.com.
 Y.M.C.A. -- Green Bay, Wis

About half-way up the facade, to the left . . .

About half-way up the facade, to the right.

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