YESTERYEAR-Young Women’s Christian Association

first_imgAs early as 1905, a dormitory opened on Division Street to provide shelter for young, single women who were flowing into Evansville to work in the city’s numerous factories, mills, and shops. Two years later, social reformer Albion Fellows Bacon helped to organize the Working Girls Association to further assist women. Its success spurred the founding of the Evansville chapter of the YWCA in 1911. By the mid-1920s, the organization’s rapid growth led to the building of a larger home on Vine Street, seen here under construction in 1925.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do feel that the City should go to trial or settle the Billy Bolin verses Louise Milan law suit out of court?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more