AKA: YWCA of Greater Los Angeles Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA; YWCA Main Branch #1, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - social and civic buildings - community centers

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1894

107 North Broadway
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA


In 1896, the Schumacher Block housed the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Los Angeles, CA.

Building History

The Los Angeles Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Building originally was located in a residence on Spring Street. It contained 6 rooms for program and lunchroom for working women. Classes were also given in cooking, languages, stenography and elocution.

Building Notes

In 1896, officers in the YWCA included Mrs. Z.D. Mathuss, president, Mrs. Rose T. Bullard, first vice-president, Miss E.F. Rider, second vice-president, Mrs. W.C. Patterson, treasurer, Mrs. L.A. Ross, recording secretary and Miss C.L. Tatham, financial secretary. (See Maxwell's Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1896, p. 1461.)

PCAD id: 136