Roosevelt Pool – Susanville CA

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The Roosevelt pool in Susanville was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1939.   It began as a community pool – a project long sought by the people of Susanville – and then was attached to Roosevelt School next door. 

After a half-century of excellent service, the pool had to be closed in 2004 due to structural failure brought on by neglect (it began to leak).  It was demolished in 2015.

Fortunately, a visitor to site in the late 1990s and took photographs of the pool.  The Susanville Historical Society also has photographs of the pool in its prime (unfortunately, these are in a closed case, so the photos here are marred by reflection from the glass cover).

The old pool has been replaced by a new Honey Lake Valley Community Pool.

Source notes

Interview with Mr. Tim Purdy, former pool supervisor.

Project originally submitted by Katie Boeck on August 3, 2008.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


800 South St
Susanville, CA 96130

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Coordinates: 40.409649, -120.663382

One comment on “Roosevelt Pool – Susanville CA

  1. Did a lot of swimming there back the 1980’s. It’s a darn shame it wasn’t fixed and restored to it’s former glory!

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