The Lancaster House is located at 403 Washington Street.
‘The house, owned by the YMCA in Blacksburg, was donated by longtime resident Lucy Lancaster to the YMCA and served as that group’s headquarters from 1990 until 2009, when the nonprofit organization moved into the remodeled Wades Supermarket on North Main Street.’
Lucy Lancaster was one of the first five women admitted to Tech in 1921, and she left her estate to the YMCA in 1989.
When the YMCA moved down to North Main Street, Northstar stumbled across it and recognized it’s ministry potential and immediately took the lease. Now, the Lancaster House is used as Northstars Ministry Center and houses the offices upstairs.
Downstairs is a different story. They wanted to keep it open for students and families alike to come and hang out. There is always coffee brewing (www.drinkcoffeedogood.com) and the free wifi is sure to keep you stopping by. If you don’t have a place to meet a friend feel free to drop by the house and use the front porch rockers, the back yard patio or any of the rooms inside! We would love to have you.