Downtown YMCA

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Downtown YMCA in March 2010

The Downtown YMCA was a large fitness and recreation facility located at 2101 4th Avenue North, on the southeast corner of the intersection with 21st Street North. The 59,494 square-foot modernist style building was designed by KPS Group and completed in 1984. The facility opened in 1985 and closed December 31, 2022.

Terri Harvill was named executive director of the Downtown YMCA in early 2022.

The YMCA building was listed for sale in October 2022.


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  • Bowsher, Alice Meriwether. (Winter 2006) "When Less Was More: Alabama's Classic Modern Architecture." Alabama Heritage. No. 79
  • Mann, Joshua (February 3, 2022) "Downtown YMCA names new executive director." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Parker, Illyshia (October 7, 2022) "Downtown YMCA property hits the market for sale." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Parker, Illyshia (November 8, 2022) "YMCA Downtown branch closing permanently." Birmingham Business Journal