American Legion Memorial Park / Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool

American Legion Memorial Park / Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool (HM1RG0)

Location: Marysville, OH 43040 Union County
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N 40° 14.404', W 83° 23.001'

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American Legion Memorial Park

American Legion Union Post No. 79 was organized on
August 21, 1919, at the National Guard Armory in
Marysville. In 1927, the Legion purchased a 24 acre
parcel known as "Clement Woods" to serve as a living
memorial "to Union County Veterans of All Wars". The
park was dedicated on August 24, 1927, and renamed
American Legion Memorial Park. The brick Memorial Building was
constructed from 1937 to 1938 by the Works Progress Administration
(WPA). The Post held their first meeting there on September 12,
1938. An addition to the Memorial Building was completed in 1960.
In 1989, the Legion donated the park to the City of Marysville
on the condition it remains a free, public park.
(American Legion logo)
Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool

The Marysville Municipal Swimming Pool was opened on
May 31, 1936, when 5,000 people attended the grand
opening. The project began in 1934 when the American
Legion deeded a 5 acre parcel of Legion Park to the
Village of Marysville for a pool. Local fundraising and
support from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration
(FERA) helped sponsor the project. Wilber C. Harbarger of Canton,
Ohio, designed the bathhouse and pool. The WPA began construction
in 1935 and the completed project, including a Spanish style bathhouse,
was finished in late 1937. The municipal swimming pool was dedicated
on July 4, 1938. For over forty years, the Depression Era pool and
bathhouse served the citizens of Marysville before being replaced
in 1982.
HM NumberHM1RG0
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number22- 80
Year Placed2015
Placed ByAmerican Legion Union Post No. 79 City OF Marysville The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 297262 N 4457127
Decimal Degrees40.24006667, -83.38335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.404', W 83° 23.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 24.24" N, 83° 23' 0.0600000000001" W
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Area Code(s)614, 937, 740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 151-199 Park Ave, Marysville OH 43040, US
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