Harmon Field Swimming Pool, Chaffee, MO, 1939 Bintz Pool
Project type: Parks and Recreation, Swimming Pools
Designers: Wesley Bintz - ArchitectView Project in a Separate Window
This pool was designed by architect Wesley Bintz and constructed by the Works Progress Administration between 1937 and 1939 for $31,000. It is one of two above-ground pools designed by Bintz in the state of Missouri (Fayette has the other), two of the last existing above-ground public swimming pools in the United States. The two pools have markedly different appearances as a result of local control and flexibility for the planning and execution of WPA projects. Chaffee’s pool is adjacent to Harmon Field.
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Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on September 14, 2014.
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my name is William m. mantel born and raised in the city of chaffee,missouri. my relatives of chaffee all went to the chaffee swimming pool during the month of july to cool off–it was a most fun place to be with family and friends alike.
Kennett MO had a pool made about like this one about the same time. Our developed some serious crack & was leaking 10,000 gallons the last summer it was operated in the 1990s. It was torn down & Sheryl Crow & some others built a new pool for our town.