from 1962 ad - courtesy Albert E. Norman

The YMCA has a long history in Oakland, dating back to 1879. 1

The first YMCA building in Oakland was at 12th St. and Clay c.1892. 2 A new building was constructed at 2101 Telegraph beginning in 1909. Sometime following a 1981 fire which destroyed the First Methodist Church at 2352 Broadway, a new YMCA building was constructed.

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Links and References

  1. History | YMCA website
  2. Grant Miller Mortuary ad Oakland Tribune April 24, 1962