Project type: Bathhouses@, Colleges and Universities@, Education and Health@, Parks and Recreation@, Swimming Pools@
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The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) began construction on “a collegiate-sized pool with underwater lighting and an adjacent bath house” in 1936 at what is now Valdosta State University. The school was completed by the state in 1938. The exact position of the pool on the campus is unknown to Living New Deal; the pool has since been replaced.
"Valdosta State University" by Deborah Skinner Davis; Arcadia Publishing, Apr 12, 2001 (page 43). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Valdosta_State_University
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on December 21, 2014.
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The pool was located under what is now the Student Union and was demolished to make way for that new building. The old pool was located next to the old gym, which is still standing. I swam in that pool in the early 70’s when I attended the college.