Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #37 - Astoria Pool and Bathhouse - Queens

Photo: Frank da Cruz, 26 June 2016

Astoria Pool statue
Astoria Pool sentinel
A spot on the Astoria Pool promenade overlooking the pool and the Hell Gate Bridge. In 1937 this semicircular nook was home to the 16-foot polished steel statue Nymph with Beach Ball shown at left, by WPA sculptor Emil Siebern, one of two "Astoria Pool Sentinels" atop each corner of the main pool entrance. They were removed in 1943, ostensibly due to deterioration (stainless steel?), more likely for war use.
  1. The Long Gone Statues at Astoria Pool, weheartastoria.com, 2014/11, accessed 10 November 2019.