Municipal Swimming Pool

Municipal Swimming Pool (HMPXU)

Location: San Angelo, TX 76903 Tom Green County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 27.387', W 100° 26.021'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed1989
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 363781 N 3481079
Decimal Degrees31.45645000, -100.43368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.387', W 100° 26.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 23.22" N, 100° 26' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 E College Ave, San Angelo TX 76903, US
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