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Marysville in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

American Legion Memorial Park / Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool

 
 
American Legion Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
1. American Legion Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.
American Legion Memorial Park
American Legion Union Post No. 79 was organized on August 21, 1919, at the National Guard Armory in Marysville. In 1927, the Legion purchased a 24 acre parcel known as "Clement Woods" to serve as a living memorial "to Union County Veterans of All Wars". The park was dedicated on August 24, 1927, and renamed American Legion Memorial Park. The brick Memorial Building was constructed from 1937 to 1938 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The Post held their first meeting there on September 12, 1938. An addition to the Memorial Building was completed in 1960. In 1989, the Legion donated the park to the City of Marysville on the condition it remains a free, public park. (American Legion logo)

Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool
The Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool was opened on May 31, 1936, when 5,000 people attended the grand opening. The project began in 1934 when the American Legion deeded a 5 acre parcel of Legion Park to the Village of Marysville for a pool. Local fundraising and support from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) helped sponsor the project. Wilber C. Harbarger of Canton, Ohio, designed the bathhouse and pool. The WPA began construction in 1935 and the completed project, including
Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
2. Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool Marker
a Spanish style bathhouse, was finished in late 1937. The municipal swimming pool was dedicated on July 4, 1938. For over forty years, the Depression Era pool and bathhouse served the citizens of Marysville before being replaced in 1982.
 
Erected 2015 by American Legion Union Post No. 79 City OF Marysville The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 22- 80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.404′ N, 83° 23.001′ W. Marker is in Marysville, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is on Park Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in front of the American Legion Memorial Building (subject of another HMdb page). Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Park Road, Marysville OH 43040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier's Circle (approx. half a mile away); Spanish American Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different
American Legion Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 31, 2016
3. American Legion Memorial Park Marker
full view of marker
marker also named Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Company E, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) DivisionWorld War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union County Chapter 55 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); AMVETS Post 28 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marysville.
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkWar, World I
 
American Legion Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
4. American Legion Memorial Park Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 1, 2016
5. Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool Marker
In the distance, with the bath house visible
Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 2, 2016
6. Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool Marker
the WPA pool
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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