Harmon Field Swimming Pool, Chaffee, MO, 1939 Bintz Pool
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.