Columbus Grove Municipal Pool

Columbus Grove Municipal Pool (HMJ1O)

Location: Columbus Grove, OH 45830 Putnam County
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N 40° 55.61', W 84° 1.473'

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The construction of Putnam County's first public swimming pool helped Columbus Grove weather the Great Depression of the 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Village of Columbus Grove planned the pool to provide much-needed jobs and recreational facilities for the residents of Putnam County. Between the fall of 1935 and 1936, local men (and two women) built the pool and shelter house by hand from rock quarried on site. The workers were not trained stone masons or cutters. Befitting their limited skills, the pool was built in a simplified Norman Revival/Rustic architectural style. Wages ranged from $.33 to $.55 per hour. The pool's grand opening was July 1, 1937. That first year, adults paid $.25 to swim, and children were charged $.10. The Columbus Grove Municipal Pool was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
HM NumberHMJ1O
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
Marker Number1-69
Year Placed1999
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Putnam County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 750532 N 4534898
Decimal Degrees40.92683333, -84.02455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 55.61', W 84° 1.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 55' 36.60" N, 84° 1' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17510 Rd 8-P, Columbus Grove OH 45830, US
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