Historic Detroit

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Bowles Building - Old photos

The Bowles Building following its conversion from being a YMCA.

The entrance to the Bowles Building during its years as the YMCA

The gymnasium during the building's days as a YMCA

The interior of the Bowles Building during its days as the YMCA

The entrance to the building

The YMCA under construction on Nov. 5, 1886.

The YMCA under construction

The entrance to the building during its days as the YMCA

The interior of the Bowles Building during its days as the YMCA

The auditorium of the YMCA