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Bangor Park Swimming Pool, Bangor Memorial Park, Broadway at South Tenth Street, Bangor, Northampton County, PA

Bangor Park Swimming Pool, Bangor Memorial Park, Broadway at South Tenth Street, Bangor, Northampton County, PA

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Summary

Significance: Built in 1937 and dedicated in 1939, this Art Moderne Style swimming pool and bath house was constructed by the WPA and the Borough of Bangor as part of a work relief project that included this structure and a recreation and leisure park for the residents of the community. Although WPA-built pools were common during the period the neighboring community of Pen Argyl has one in a meorial park the above-ground design employed by Wesley Bintz of Lansing, Michigan for the design of this pool is somewhat uncommon for the region. However, his pool design was in use around the United States from the end of the 1920s into the early 1950s.
Survey number: HABS PA-6205
Building/structure dates: 1937 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1996 Demolished

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Bintz, Wesley
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Location

Bangor (Pa.)40.86565, -75.20657
Google Map of 40.86565150000001, -75.2065676
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