Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool
This Pool given by the citizens of Dixon, Illinois in Memory of the Men & Women who served in World War II. Erected & Dedicated 1950
Dixon Park District
Edward Vaile, Pres.
John R. McDaniel
Esther M. Barton
L. W. Miller
Olaf V. Rees, Sec.
James R. Bales, Treas.
Built by Clinton Engineering Co.
Wesley Bintz Consulting Engineer
Swimming Pool Designs
Bintz Pool Pat. No. 1.573.463
Erected 1950 by Dixon Park District.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 41° 50.134′ N, 89° 30.407′ W. Marker is in Dixon, Illinois, in Lee County. Marker can be reached from Custer Avenue north of West 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Custer Avenue, Dixon IL 61021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of Dixon Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dixon Historic Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reagan Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reagan Way (approx. 1.3 miles away); Our Fathers — Veterans of 1861-1865 (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
Regarding Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool. This pool, which was completed in 1950, also includes a two-tier diving platform. It was dedicated by local native and then-Hollywood actor, Ronald Reagan, in memory of war veterans. The Dixon Park District closed the pool in 2000, citing maintenance costs. It has no plans to reopen the pool, which could become subject to demolition by neglect. Only a handful of these above-ground pools, which were based on plans by architect Wesley Bintz, remain throughout the United States. These pools feature a raised patio overlooking the central pool basin and integrated bathhouses on the ground floor.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2013, by Valerie Boss of Dixon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 760 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Yvonne Goad of Milledgeville, Illinois. 3. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Valerie Boss of Dixon, Illinois. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.