YMCA of Northwest Florida

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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 building[edit]

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 images[edit]


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