This Day in History: 1980-03-24

YWCA-PUEBLO at 801 N. Santa Fe Ave., in Pueblo was designated as a state historic site

Architect Walter DeMordaunt designed this multilevel,
L-shaped building in the Mediterranean style.
Built in 1935, the fourteen inch thick brick walls are
stuccoed, and the gabled portions of the roof are
covered with red tile. In 1945, in cooperation with the
American Red Cross, United Services Organization
and other agencies, the Pueblo YWCA placed special
emphasis on seeking out and training American war
brides left behind after the conflict. In 1953 it provided
the first school in Pueblo for “baby-sitter” training.