Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #39 - Crotona Pool and Play Center - Bronx

Photo:  Andrew Moore, in Ballon, Hilary, and Kenneth T. Jackson (editors), Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York, W.W. Norton & Co., New York (2007), pp.18-19.
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Entrance to the Crotona Pool and Play Center in Crotona Park on Fulton Avenue, Bronx NY. This is one of the 11 gigantic WPA pools that opened in 1936. The architect was Aymar Embury II[1].

  1. Crotona Pool, NYC Department of Parks website, accessed 13 November 2019: "This Olympic-size swimming pool and bathhouse complex opened on July 24, 1936. It was one of ten dedicated that year by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (1888-1981). The project, funded by a special Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant of $10 million, featured a 925,000 gallon swimming pool, 39,000 gallon wading pool, 450,000 gallon diving pool and a bathhouse. The latter was designed by noted architect Aymar Embury II (1880-1966), and is an art deco interpretation of a French castle.