Queen City Pool and Pool House (former) – Tuscaloosa AL

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided funding and labor for construction of what was then known as the Queen City Pool and Pool House at Queen City Park in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The WPA supplied $100,000 of the $125,000 total cost of the construction project. The facility now serves as the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum.

Wikipedia:
“Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s apprentice Don Buel Schuyler, the Queen City Pool served the citizens of Tuscaloosa from 1943 through it closure in 1989. It was constructed as a … Works Project Administration relief project of the Great Depression. The site features a poured concrete bathhouse, a wading pool and an art deco fountain. The former swimming pool was filled in with dirt in June 2005.”

Source notes

"1930s workers left us something for their toil"; The Tuscaloosa News, Nov. 29, 1992, page 10B.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_City_Pool_and_Pool_House

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 24, 2015.

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Location Info


Queen City Park
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Coordinates: 33.21500, -87.56312

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