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YMCA of Northwest Florida

The downtown YMCA's current facilities

The YMCA of Northwest Florida began as the Pensacola YMCA in 1903 (Some records mention a YMCA chapter in Pensacola as early as 1880). The YMCA's current facilities are located at 420 North Palafox Street.

Original buildingEdit

The original YMCA building

The original YMCA building at 402-406 North Palafox Street was constructed in 1903 and officially opened in 1906. The facilities included a gymnasium, bowling alley, café, and billiard room. The building was demolished in 1969.[1]

Other imagesEdit


  1. Pensacola Historical Society. Pensacola in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia, 2005.