Thomas Jefferson Park Swimming Pool – New York NY

Description

The WPA project in Jefferson Park “included the new pool complex, baseball diamonds, other athletic fields, playgrounds, and bocce courts.”

The pool opened on June 27, 1936. It was the second of 10 WPA pools to open that summer, and one of 11 WPA-pools to open in New York City (NYC Parks & Recreation).

 

 

Source notes

National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 15535-C
National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 7578-C
National Archives and Records Administration, Negative 7581-C
"Race, Place, and Play: Robert Moses and the WPA Swimming Pools in New York City", last accessed October 2015
"History of Parks' Swimming Pools: NYC Parks and Recreation", last accessed October 2015

Project originally submitted by The Living New Deal on November 11, 2012.
Additional contributions by Joshua Shiffman.

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Location Info


2180 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10029

Coordinates: 40.794191, -73.9361272

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