Swimming Facilities – Parkersburg WV

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built a swimming pool and a bathhouse at the north side of Parkersburg City Park. The project was completed in June 1936.

The Wood County Historical Society published 1937 excerpts from The Parkersburg News periodical, attesting to the work carried out by the WPA in Parkersburg:

“The Parkersburg News

Feb. 2, 1937

Advance bath house project: Two crews of 30 men working on municipal swimming pool; to be completed Decoration Day

The bath house at the municipal swimming pool in City Park is rapidly approaching completion. Installation of showers and other plumbing fixtures, together with construction of dressing booths remain to be completed.

Outside work also is progressing, with the wading pool for children being completed last week. Workmen now are constructing a sand beach.”

Source notes

National Archives Record Group 69-N

WPA Tackles Parkersburg Projects, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, May 2016: (http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2016/05/wpa-tackles-parkersburg-projects/), accessed February 24, 2018.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on February 27, 2018.

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Location Info


Parkersburg City Park
Parkersburg, WV

Coordinates: 39.272385, -81.527507

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