Municipal Pool (demolished) – Lafayette IN

City:
Lafayette, IN

Site Type:
Swimming Pools, Parks and Recreation

New Deal Agencies:
Works Progress Administration (WPA), Work Relief Programs

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a municipal pool at Columbian park in Lafayette, Indiana. “The pool was built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration and was the place to swim for kids in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Delphi, and other surrounding communities in the 1950s and ‘60s.” The pool has since been demolished and replaced.

Source notes

http://olioscourge.blogspot.com/2014/09/columbian-park-nostalgia.html (accessed Aug. 7, 2023)

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 7, 2023.

Location Info


Columbian Park
Lafayette, IN

Location notes: Coordinates for current pool

Coordinates: 40.413556, -86.873153

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