Photo: Ellington R. Williams,
See Jackie Robinson Play Center gallery
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,
- 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.
- 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.