• Creator
  • W. H. Drew, Stereopticons
  • Created Date
  • 1900-1910
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This hand-colored lantern slide shows the Pensacola YMCA in Florida and a portrait of John H. Sherrill, who graduated in 1899 from the International YMCA Training School, now known as Springfield College. He worked as a general secretary in Petersburg, Virginia (1900-1903) and Pensacola, Florida (1904-1911). According to the Association Seminar, “He originated the movement toward the systematizing of the charities of the city. He is the leadin... more
    This hand-colored lantern slide shows the Pensacola YMCA in Florida and a portrait of John H. Sherrill, who graduated in 1899 from the International YMCA Training School, now known as Springfield College. He worked as a general secretary in Petersburg, Virginia (1900-1903) and Pensacola, Florida (1904-1911). According to the Association Seminar, “He originated the movement toward the systematizing of the charities of the city. He is the leading spirit in the School Improvement Association, and in the County Association of public school teachers. He is a member of the executive committee of the County Sunday School Organization. The control of the athletics in the four public schools has been turned over to the Association and self-government has been introduced into the schools by the Association. Although southern born and bred, Mr. Sherrill is the leading counselor and inspiration of the Young Men’s Progressive League, which is practically a colored Young Men’s Christian Association, of the city.” (March 1910). The YMCA of Northwest Florida began as the Pensacola YMCA in 1903 (some records mention a YMCA chapter in Pensacola as early as 1880). The original building, pictured here, was opened in 1906. The facilities included a gymnasium, bowling alley, café, and billiard room. The building was demolished in 1969. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
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