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Broad Street YMCA

Broad Street YMCA

* The Association started its humble beginnings June 13, 1877

* In June1878, the local Association affiliated with the New York State YMCA

* Planning for the permanent new home for the YMCA began in 1893 but was delayed due to lack of funding

* In 1895 the late George I. Wilber donated $4,000 to the Y and later that year donated the lot where the Broad Street building was to stand

* After a successful capital campaign and construction of the Broad Street YMCA was complete, the building was dedicated on March 27, 1900

* The Oneonta YMCA has always been deeply rooted in the community. In 1907 the original meetings to discuss the village becoming a city were held at the YMCA Broad Street YMCA.

* April 1930 the Oneonta Y installed the first indoor swimming pool in the area to the tune of roughly $50,000

* As the popularity of the Y grew and the demand for service increased it became necessary to look to a larger facility to accomodate the needs of the community. In 1963 the Y, under the direction of W. Clyde Wright, started making plans and initiated a capital campaign of more than $700,000 for the present Ford Avenue building

Our Impact This Year

  • Kids Engaged


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Wellness Classes Taught


  • Kids Learned to Swim


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