Lost St. Augustine: Railway YMCA

YMCA postcardThis YMCA was built by Henry Flagler at the corner of Valencia and Riberia Streets.  Located about halfway between the Ponce de Leon hotel and the railway station, it served the residents of St. Augustine as well as the winter visitors. The meeting rooms, gym Рand later the pool Рserved the community for decades until it was sold to Flagler College and demolished to be replaced with tennis courts for the students.

Postcard courtesy of the Florida Memory Project.