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Fayette City Park Swimming Pool - Fayette, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SecurB
N 39° 09.133 W 092° 41.692
15S E 526365 N 4333712
Quick Description: Swimming pool constructed a Great Depression era project in Fayette, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2010 10:06:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM8M0E
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member subsystem
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 Fayette City Park Swimming Pool - Fayette, Missouri - posted by SecurB

Long Description:
The Fayette City Park Swimming Pool, in Fayette, Howard County, Missouri is a fine example of small scale Depression-era civic architecture. The pool was built to serve as a centerpiece in the development of Fayette's first city park in 1936, and is significant as a long-lived recreational facility built by a partnership of public entities during the Great Depression. Funding for the construction project came from the City of Fayette, the Wor ts Progress Administration, Howard County, and the state of Missouri. Architecturally, the building is distinguished by Art Deco styling, as well as its unusual above-ground pool design. The design o the pool was executed by Wesley Bintz, a civic engineer from Lansing, Michigan, who used his patented "Bintz Pool" design for the Fayette pool. The facility opened on July 4,1936, and remains in use in its original function.  The building exhibits a very high level of integrity, and has seen no major alterations since the time of its construction. It is significant for its long contribution to the social and recreational history of the community, and as a rare intact example of Art Deco architecture in Fayette. The building is a commemorative property, although not exclusively so; the entrance hall was built to serve as a World War One memorial. The commemorative aspects of the property are secondary to the pool's architectural integrity and long history of service." - National Register Nomination Form
Daily Hours:
Hour vary. Call (660) 248-5246 for information on hours

Physical Addess:
Memorial Park
Fayette, Missouri

Web Address: [Web Link]

Handicap Accessible: Not Listed

Concession Stand: Not Listed

Admission Price: Not Listed

Season: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
We just want to know that you had fun. Take a picture of something interesting at the pool, a water slide, diving boards, you and some friends having fun in the water. whatever you want. Just let us know you were there.
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