Outdoor Swimming Pool (former; TWU) – Denton TX

City:
Denton, TX

Site Type:
Education and Health, Parks and Recreation, Colleges and Universities, Swimming Pools

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

Started:
1938

Completed:
1940

Description

Located behind the Dance-Gymnastics Laboratory Building, the outdoor swimming pool (and accompanying brick entrance building) was constructed between 1928 and 1940 by the W.P.A. The W.P.A. contributed $25,000 toward the project. While the building is still extant, the pool itself was filled in ca. 2014.

Source notes

"Building the New Deal: Federal Construction on College Campuses in 1930s Texas," by Kaitlyn Waynen https://www.flickr.com/photos/frystreet/33610796815/

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 9, 2017.

Location Info


Pioneer Cir.
Denton, TX 76204

Coordinates: 33.223881, -97.129484

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