Photograph of an exterior view of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Building, west side of Broadway, south of Second Street, ca.1900. In the foreground, a paved street can be seen extending from left to right. At the center of the street, a horse-drawn carriage is visible. A person holding an umbrella can be seen sitting in the corner of the carriage. Behind the carriage at center, a series of connected, large, four-story buildings can be seen. Along the base of the buildings, several awnings advertise small shops. At the center of the buildings, a large archway labeled "Young Men's Christian Association" leads to a set of steps. At the top of the center structure, a conical rooftop topped with a flagpole holding the American flag can be seen. Previous version of record states: "Date given on the facade is 'A.D. 1888' ".; Legible signs include: ..."ndon, shades & draperies, 213", "Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict", "Remington typewriter", address: "211", "209, Millinery, 209", "E.[...] Collins", "Young Men's Christian Association", "We sell the earth, Bassett & Smith", "S. Broadway no. 209", "Commercial printing house, Ulrich Knoch", "Central Presbyterian Church preaching Sunday 11 A.M. & 7:30 P.M. [...] Los Angeles Conservatory of Music & Arts, Mrs. Emily J. Valentine, Pres., [...] practice clavier", "Cuban relief! [...]rved here", "J.G. Schaefer, tailor". Constructed 1888.