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Wayne in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wayne Natatorium

 
 
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By Keith S Smith, August 7, 2015
1. Wayne Natatorium Marker
Inscription. Among the largest open-air in-ground swimming pools in the US when it opened here in 1895, it measured 500 feet by 100 feet. The spring-fed pool hosted National Swimming Association championships in the late 19th century. Although female swimmers were unable to participate in competitive events, the Wayne Natatorium was open to women. The pool closed in 1903 as a result of droughts and the shift in popularity to other forms of recreation.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 2.897′ N, 75° 22.845′ W. Marker is in Wayne, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Radnor Street Road. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of Cowan Park, Radnor Township. Marker is in this post office area: Wayne PA 19087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodcrest (approx. half a mile away); Radnor Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Radnor Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. David's Church (approx. 2 miles away); Devon Horse Show (approx. 2.1 miles
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By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Wayne Natatorium Marker
away); Gulph Mills Village (approx. 2.3 miles away); Captain Benjamin Bartholomew (approx. 3 miles away); The Baptist Church in the Great Valley (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
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Wayne Natatorium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. Wayne Natatorium Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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