It's Fun to Stay at the Y.M.C.A!
When I think of running, track and field, and Olympic events my mind races back to those youthful days spent at the old YMCA on State Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
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The building itself was considered an architectural marvel. It was designed by the famed architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. He was the same architect to design Trinity Church of Boston, said to be on the top ten list of architecturally significant buildings in the country.
When the commuter rail line was extended to Newburyport the arches that were saved were given to be part of the new train station. The arches live on much like the spirit of the old Y.M.C.A.
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