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San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Municipal Swimming Pool

 
 
Municipal Swimming Pool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, August 14, 2010
1. Municipal Swimming Pool Marker
Inscription. In September 1936 a devastating flood swept down the South Concho River, inundating much of the city of San Angelo. Among the many properties lost or severely damaged were the city's parks and its public swimming pool. Plans were made to rebuild the parks and construct a new municipal swimming pool, but a bond election held in 1937 to finance the project was defeated by the voters. Once it was determined that the federal government would assist with Works Progress Administration funds and labor for the project, a new bond election was held and passed by sixty-six votes. Work on the project began in March 1938 and was completed in October. Opening ceremonies were held on April 29, 1939. During its first two days of operation, the pool hosted 795 swimmers. Designed by John G. Becker, the Pueblo revival complex features a two-story hexagonal stone structure flanked by one-story wings. Exposed vigas are symmetrically placed on the upper portion of the wings. The complex reflects the 1930's construction and planning activity of the Federal Works Progress Administration. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK - 1989.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3536.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker
Municipal Swimming Pool image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, August 14, 2010
2. Municipal Swimming Pool
series.
 
Location. 31° 27.387′ N, 100° 26.021′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is on E. Avenue A, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 E. Avenue A, San Angelo TX 76903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Public Transportation in San Angelo (about 800 feet away); Orient-Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Concho (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tenth Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Schwartz & Raas and San Angelo National Bank Building (approx. mile away); The Freeze Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); South Chadbourne 200 Block Early 1900's (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Additional Markers at Municipal Swimming Pool image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, August 14, 2010
3. Additional Markers at Municipal Swimming Pool
Municipal Swimming Pool House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
4. Municipal Swimming Pool House and Marker
Municipal Swimming Pool House Stonework image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
5. Municipal Swimming Pool House Stonework
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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