Bronx New Deal - Photo #210 - Crotona Park

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The 330-foot-long Crotona Park swimming pool, built in 1934-1936 by the WPA, photographed June 24, 2014; work underway to install new spray showers (yellowish area at left). On the left and lower right, a huge J-shaped concrete grandstand for swimming events. Rear and right, the bathhouse designed by Aymar Embury II who also designed the Orchard Beach bathhouse and many other New York City landmarks of the 1930s.

[May 2, 1934, Parks Department Press Release]
[June 24, 1936, Press Release]
[July 23, 1936, Press Release]
[Read more about the Crotona Park bathhouse and pool]


The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu