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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reflecting Pond

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Reflecting Pond Marker
Inscription.  The Reflecting Pond originally served as the warming dam for the Ivyside Park Swimming Pool. The freshwater pool was fed by Spring Run and the cold spring water was warmed in the warming dam before entering the pool. The warming dam, originally 15 feet deep, was partially filled in after Ivyside Park was purchased for the Altoona Undergraduate Center (Penn State Altoona's original name). The reflecting pond is less than two feet deep today and serves as a focal point for the College, as well as a source of recreation for students who enjoy canoeing in the spring and ice skating in the winter.
 
Location. 40° 32.475′ N, 78° 24.522′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Ivyside Park north of Juniata Gap Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ivyside Park Swimming Pool (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elm & Pine Buildings (about 600 feet away); "Bathhouse U" (about 700 feet away);
Reflecting Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Reflecting Pond Marker
Penn State Altoona (about 700 feet away); Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 (approx. half a mile away); Blair-Bedford Central Council A.F.L.-C.I.O. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Juniata's Tribute to Honor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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