Tuesday, November 15, 2005

724 Union

Almost right across the street from the Soldan High School football stadium, about a block north of Delmar on Union, you'll find 724 Union.

Engraved above the entrance are the letters "YMHA", dating back to the days when the impressive building served as the fourth home to the Young Men's Hebrew Association.

Today the building is very much in use as the West End Community Center. In the building you will find a University of Missouri extension office, a number of activities for neighborhood youth, and the offices of the West End Community Conference, a community based organization working on neighborhood revitalization.

The building also houses one of the nicest gymnasiums in the city. It includes two full size, wood floor, basketball courts, situated end-to-end, in a room that is about 250 long.

5250 Enright is the side door entrance to the basketball courts

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