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The Jerusalem YMCA: The Building - its history, structure and symbolism

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Title:
The Jerusalem YMCA: The Building - its history, structure and symbolism
Description:
This is a pamphlet titled, "The Jeruslaem YMCA: The Building - its history, structure and symbolism." The pamphlet is not dated. The pamphlet talks about the story behind the founding of the Jerusalem YMCA and describes the building and its signficance. Each part of the building has a section that describes what it looks like and the meaning of its architecture and the religious scriptures represented. There is a picture of the YMCA on the last page.
Creator:
Jerusalem International Y.M.C.A.
Date:
[1930?–1960?]
Format:
Documents
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Attallah A. Kidess Collection
Subjects:
International Young Men's Christian Association
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
Jerusalem International Y.M.C.A.
Jerusalem
Pamphlets
Extent:
16 Pages
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Publisher:
Jerusalem International Y.M.C.A.
Notes:
The vision of Dr. Archibald Clinton Harte (1865-1946) who worked tirelessly planning every detail and raising funds, the Jerusalem International YMCA was dedicated in 1933 with the words “Here is a spot whose atmosphere is peace, where political and religious jealousies can be forgotten and international unity be fostered and developed.” Designed by noted American architect Arthur Loomis Harmon of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the building was originally composed of three principal units: the center with its tower on the north side that arises to a majestic 152 feet; the auditorium connected to the main building by a cloistered passage with a vaulted roof and known as the golden hall of friendship; and the Gymnasium or physical unit with various gymnasia, swimming pool and outside playing fields and courts.
Language:
English
Identifier:
ms528-02-15-001
kidess-attallah-jerusalem-ymca-history