Details for Municipal Swimming Pool (Atlas Number 5451003536)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5451003536

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Marker Number 3536
Atlas Number 5451003536
Marker Title Municipal Swimming Pool
Index Entry Municipal Swimming Pool
Address 18 E. Ave. A
City San Angelo
County Tom Green
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 363815
UTM Northing 3481089
Subject Codes parks; Federal programs; water topics
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Love Municipal Pool
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text 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