Crotona Park Pool and Bathhouse – Bronx NY

Description

“This Olympic-size swimming pool and bathhouse complex opened on July 24, 1936. It was one of ten dedicated that year by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (1888-1981). The project, funded by a special Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant of $10 million, featured a 925,000 gallon swimming pool, 39,000 gallon wading pool, 450,000 gallon diving pool and a bathhouse. The latter was designed by noted architect Aymar Embury II (1880-1966), and is an art deco interpretation of a French castle.”

This pool was one of many WPA projects in Crotona Park.

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Location Info


1700 Fulton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457

Coordinates: 40.840402, -73.89705800000002

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