Burnham Park Pool – Morristown NJ

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A local newspaper reported that, “Sixty Morristown and ten Morris Township men went to work this morning on placing a rock bottom in Burnham Park swimming pool. This was one of two federal-aid projects approved for immediate start here in order to give unemployed work….Forty of the men are at Brookside Reservoir racking up the rock with which the bottom of the pool will be rip-rapped and 30 at Burnham Pool preparing it for the fill. It was at first hoped to be able to construct a concrete bottom but as this would involve too much material and not enough labor, the rock bottom plan was decided on….” (Nov. 20, 1933)

At that early date, the New Deal agency responsible was almost certainly the Civil Works Administration (CWA), but that needs to be confirmed.

Source notes

http://mcl.mainlib.org/depression/1933aug_dec.pdf

 

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 15, 2014.

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Morristown, NJ 07960

Coordinates: 40.798432, -74.499815

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