Atwater Plunge (demolished) – Atwater CA

Description

“The Plunge, a WPA project approved for construction in early May of 1936, figured prominently in the lives of Atwater residents who grew up mid-20th century. It opened on June 11, 1938, letting adults swim for 25 cents — children for 10 cents…

The Plunge was a massive, laned swimming pool buffered by two buildings — a changing room for girls and another for boys…

Originally operated by the city, the Plunge was turned over to a private business in 1958. It’s unclear exactly when it closed. Many people remember it being bulldozed.”

Source notes

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/05/01/1406501/wpa-atwater-plunge.html

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Location Info


3rd St.
Atwater, CA 95301

Location notes:
The Plunge was located just north of the Atwater library where there is currently a park.

Coordinates: 37.351240, -120.605755

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