YMCA Building, Halifax, 1917
The YMCA building in the Halifax Dockyard was one of many structures destroyed by the Halifax Explosion.
Considered a sturdy building, the recently constructed YMCA was a place for leisure and relaxation for Allied and Canadian sailors. The proximity of the exploding SS Mont Blanc to the naval dockyards resulted in widespread damage to naval facilities as well as to the city itself.
George Metcalf Archival Collection