Updated: Jun 21, 2022
From Rosin Preservation
The Atchison YMCA has continuously served the community needs of the citizens of Atchison. The building functioned as the city’s only YMCA facility until it closed in 2017. A new YMCA facility was constructed adjacent to the historic building, which opened in 2018. The Atchison YMCA organization continued to adapt its program and modify the building to meet the changing needs of the community. 1913, LLC purchased the vacated Old Atchison YMCA in 2019 with the plan to convert the building to eighteen apartment units. The successful rehabilitation of the Old Atchison YMCA building preserved an important resource while providing a new high quality housing option in downtown Atchison.
Rosin Preservation prepared the National Register nomination and collaborated with the design team to ensure that the scope of work reflected the owner’s vision while meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation to utilize both state and federal historic tax credits. The new residential use of the former recreational building is compatible with its historic character and materials. The project restored the historic volume and materials of the original lobby, with its wood framed fireplace, ceramic tile floor, and wood trim and stair. The historic open stairwell with its ornate wood railing was preserved and maintained as an open stairwell. The original gymnasium was not altered at all during this project....