President Taft laid the cornerstone for the YMCA building in 1918. It is an Italian Renaissance style building and at one time, it was bordered by the Miami-Erie Canal on one side and during the construction of the subway, there was seepage in the lower level of the building, which caused the YMCA to close the swimming pool. The building is still in use by the YMCA today and contains a fitness center, heated pool, indoor running track, a full sized gymnasium and many more features.
Founded in 1848 by Sunday School teachers of Central Presbyterian Church, the Cincinnati “Y” is said to have been the first in the United States.
Young Men’s Christian Association
1105 Elm Street, Cincinnati