This historic stone building was built with a pool for the community of Viroqua. It was a New Deal project utilizing Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor.
The pool basin was removed between 2014 and 2015, but the building remains and has been marked a local historic site. The building is currently owned by the city and is in discussion about its future.
A date stone with the letters WPA is located above the entrance arch. Wisconsin Historical Society on-line file. on-line: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=Ny:True,Ro:0,N:4294963828-4294963814&dsNavOnly=Ntk:All%7c220+s+rock%7c3%7c,Ny:True,Ro:0&dsRecordDetails=R:HI72290&dsDimensionSearch=D:220+s+rock,Dxm:All,Dxp:3&dsCompoundDimensionSearch=D:220+s+rock,Dxm:All,Dxp:3 http://viroqua-wisconsin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Burbach-pool-evaluation-2-7-2014.pdf http://www.cardcow.com/542696/bathhouse-swimming-pool-viroqua/ http://lacrossetribune.com/vernonbroadcaster/lifestyles/recent-history-of-viroqua-s-municipal-pool/article_fb0bed64-bc76-5378-92de-18e1b9bf8746.html http://lacrossetribune.com/vernonbroadcaster/news/opinion/local-op-ed-bathhouse-outdoor-pool-are-both-historic-assets/article_ebbd1316-f9f4-11e2-8089-0019bb2963f4.html
Project originally submitted by John Anger on November 24, 2016.
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