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Dixon in Lee County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool

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By Valerie Boss
1. Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool

(Plaque 1:)

This Pool given by the citizens of Dixon, Illinois in Memory of the Men & Women who served in World War II. Erected & Dedicated 1950

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.

(Plaque 2)

Dixon Park District
Edward Vaile, Pres.
Louis Pitcher
John R. McDaniel
Esther M. Barton
L. W. Miller
Olaf V. Rees, Sec.
James R. Bales, Treas.

Built by
Clinton Engineering Co.
Clinton Iowa

Wesley Bintz Consulting Engineer
Swimming Pool Designs
Bintz Pool Pat. No. 1.573.463
Lansing Michigan

Erected 1950 by Dixon Park District.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); The Wings of Peace and Freedom (approx. 1.4 miles away); Berlin Wall Replica (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dixon.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2013, by Valerie Boss of Dixon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Valerie Boss of Dixon, Illinois. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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