Photo: Google Satellite View
The northern part of John Jay Park
in 2019, showing four separate Aymur
Embury New Deal projects in the sense that each had its own approval
process, budget, schedule, etc. Use the Enlarge button to see the details:
the "Public Restroom" (bottom center) is the bathhouse
, converted from a public bath by
Embury, Embury's 1940 "John Jay Pool" (upper right)[2,3], the smaller
1941 diving pool next to it, also designed by Embury, and near the
upper-right corner of the big pool, a 1-story field house designed by
York City Record, 4390, 22 July 1941, pp.12-13.
- Table 2:
Office for Metropolitan History, Manhattan New Building (NB) Database,
1900-1986: Aymar Embry II Parks Department Projects 1934-1943:
"1939 DOB #157: John Jay Park, swimming pool".
- NYC Parks Department Press
Release, 3 June 1940: "Work in connection with this improvement was designed
by the Department of Parks and performed by the Work Projects Administration."
Plans Filed, New York Times, 22 May 1940, p.46: "Manhattan:
Cherokee Pl, e s, between 76th and 78th Sts, 42.10x25; for 1-story field
house; Department of Parks, City of New York, owner; Aymar
Embury 2d, architect; cost $4,000."