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Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Clemson YMCA (Part I)


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the Clemson YMCA, originally located in Holtzendorff Hall. Below is an excerpt from a publication distributed by the Clemson YMCA in 1928:

“The Clemson YMCA was organized in 1895. The building was completed in 1915 and opened the first of January 1916. The cost was $78,000 completely furnished. State tax $1,337.75 through March 21, 1928 has been paid.

The swimming pool is a thing of interest and value in developing men physically. Men need to know how to swim and, too, there is probably no better exercise. Such an accommodation is found in the swimming pool of the YMCA. The pool is always filled with good water and is kept in good condition.

During the winter the water is heated to a comfortable temperature so that those who enjoy this sport need not wait for a good swim. Special hours have been arranged for children and ladies on the campus, and cadets use the pool at other times.

The swimming team uses the pool for practice and lifesaving tests are given there also. Therefore, the swimming pool is used by the cadets and many of the campus people and many of them hardly see how they could get the pleasure and development derived there from any other source.”

In case you are wondering what happened to the YMCA pool? It's now a classroom.


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