Kroehler YMCA

Kroehler YMCA
In 1909 Naperville residents raised more than $26,000 in 15 days for the construction of the Kroehler YMCA. The cornerstone was set on Memorial Day 1910, and the YMCA opened to the public 10 months later.


In 1909 Peter Kroehler led the campaign to build a YMCA in Naperville, and just fifteen days later Naperville residents had donated $26,260 to build the Y! For almost 100 years, the Kroehler YMCA was home to swimming lessons, athletics, and shelter provided by the YMCA.

The Journey

A developer with a proven background in historic preservation and adaptive reuse approached Naperville Preservation and was able to enter into discussions about what the future of The YMCA would look like.

The Result

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