“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kenova in Wayne County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Dreamland Pool

Dreamland Pool Sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
1. Dreamland Pool Sign
Inscription.  Welcome to Dreamland Pool. Dreamland Pool was first opened in 1926, and the original construction included a three story pavilion. The top floor of the pavilion included a dance floor, where many notable Big Bands played through the 1930s and 1940s. The pool itself measures 125 feet by 250 feet, and was once known as the largest public swimming pool east of the Mississippi River. The popular pavilion was destroyed by fire in 1972. The pool was conveyed to the City of Kenova in 1973. Presently, the Kenova Parks & Recreation Board oversee the operation and management of the facility.
Erected by Kenova Parks & Recreation Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
Location. 38° 24.216′ N, 82° 35.464′ W. Marker is in Kenova, West Virginia, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of 23rd Street and Chestnut Street (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north on 23rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenova WV 25530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Dreamland Pool image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2018
2. Dreamland Pool
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of this marker. West Virginia (Wayne County) / Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Ceredo - Kenova (within shouting distance of this marker); Here Lies James H. McCoy / Here Lies Floyd McCoy (approx. ¾ mile away in Kentucky); County Named, 1860 (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Country Music Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Judge John M. Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away in Kentucky); Mary Elliott Flanery (approx. one mile away in Kentucky); Civil War Army Base (approx. one mile away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenova.
Also see . . .  5 Things You Didn't Know About This Iconic West Virginia Pool. “J.D. Booth, a local ice maker, decided to open the pool after he needed to find a business that would use the excess water from his ice. How much ice was Mr. Booth making? Enough to fill a 250 feet by 125 feet long pool all summer!” (Submitted on November 9, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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