Image of the Day…

Mitchell Street YMCAPart of The Vanishing America Project

Mitchell Street YMCA
Part of The Vanishing America Project

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You Chattanooga locals may recognize this place. This is the old YMCA on Mitchell Street and East Main. Built in the 1920s and neglected and abandoned in recent decades, it’s currently being renovated to become a hostel. I was lucky enough to be given access to this amazing structure a couple of years ago and got some beautiful images for my effort. It has a lot of history and brings back a lot of memories for many Chattanoogans. It’s an important piece of the city’s history and I, for one, am glad it is still around.

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