The YWCA building consists of two large units which are connected by a two story loggia. The main building is three stories and faces Richards Street. The second unit, which is directly in the rear of the first, is somewhat smaller, being two stories high with a large basement. The building is significant for its association with its architect, Julia Morgan. Morgan was one of America’s first and foremost female architects. Morgan fashioned a building that stands as a prototype for Hawaiian-style architecture.
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