Chaffee Public Pool – Chaffee MO

Description

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.

Source notes

http://spicecat.com/chaffee_chamber/chaffee.html
http://cityofchaffee.com/chf_wp/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chaffee-Swimming-Pool/113621222006181?sk=info&ref=page_internal
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2200449.html

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on September 14, 2014.

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Location Info

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11988 State Highway 77
Chaffee, MO 63740

Coordinates: 37.1694075, -89.667303

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