YMCA Reading Room

CVA SGN 136 - 189-

CVA SGN 136 – 189- “Entrance Door to YMCA Reading Room” CS Bailey photo.

The image above is of the Y’s Reading Room in its earliest Vancouver building (139 W Hastings), built 1887. I’m not certain why the City of Vancouver Archives (CVA) dated this photo as “189-“; it seems pretty clearly to have been taken in 1888.

The date shown for commencement of the “week of evangelistic meetings” (visible in the enlarged image of the blackboard) is Nov 11th 88.

Close-up of blackboard notices - 1888?

Close-up of blackboard notices – 1888?

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