Many people played a part in the construction of Lincoln Community Center and in molding the programs and ideals the Center supported in its early years. The names of John M. Spencer and Dr. W. M. Bradford stand out above the rest as being integral in developing these programs.
Lincoln Community Center developed a philosophy of being open to everyone, with a clientele ranging from age 8 to 80.
By the end of the decade, Lincoln Community Center had firmly established itself as an important institution in Troy as well as a Center for social life. The building had grown out of the Depression, matured during the war, and looked forward to what appeared to be a healthy future.