Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #44 - Colonial Pool and Play Center - Manhattan

Photo: Ellington R. Williams, Warburg Realty.
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Colonial Play Center in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, opened 8 August 1936, architect: Aymar Embury II[1,2]. Now called Jackie Robinson Park. For history and more photos, CLICK HERE.

  1. Baths to Cost $1,050,000. Two-Story Structure Planned for Site in Colonial Park, New York Times, 29 October 1935, p.37:
    ...according to plans filed for the Park Department yesterday by Aymar Embury 2nd, the architect.
  2. Come On In: It's the Big Chill of '36, Kathryn Shattuck, New York Times, 14 August 2006, p.E1. About "Splash!", a 70th Anniversay Celebration of New York City's W.P.A. Pools at the Arsenal in Central Park:
    At a time when the city had not yet rebounded from the effects of the Depression, the pools would provide work to unemployed architects, draftsmen, engineers, laborers, and, after they opened, support staff like instructors, lifeguards and maintenance workers ... As imagined by the architect Aymar Embury II and his team, these palaces for the poor evoked architecture many New Yorkers weren't likely to have experienced ... Turrets and buttresses turned the Colonial Park Pool ... at West 146th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem, into a medieval castle.