National and State Register

YWCA Building / Colorado Springs Company

El Paso County

Completed in 1913, the five and one-half story red brick building, with a somewhat Mediterranean feel, reflects the eclectic interests of the architect, Nicholas Van den Arend.

A black and white photo of the building in front of the street.

YWCA Building / Colorado Springs Company

The Young Women’s Christian Movement did not arrive in Colorado Springs until 1899.  A fundraising campaign for this new building began in 1909.  The YWCA Building served as a center for social, cultural and humanitarian activities.