The cornerstone is dated 1908. The building still stands and although its Forrest Avenue facade has been obscured by a two-story storefront, look up to see its classical pediment.
The YMCA struggled financially from its inception and finally ceased its association activities May 1, 1920. The building retained its vital role in civic life. It had provided a location for the Narberth branch of the Red Cross during World War I. It housed the fledgling Narberth Community Library in its lobby, then from 1921 to 1926, when it moved into the new Community Building on Windsor Avenue.
Annual Announcement and Handbook of the Young Men's Christian Association, Narberth, Pennsylvania, Season 1911-1912 (PDF)
In 1923, the building was purchased by the Merion Title and Trust Co., which intended to re-model it as a second branch. After the determination that its charter confined it to operating within Lower Merion Township, in March 1925 they constructed a new building on the southeast corner of Haverford and Narberth avenues, just outside the borough.