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Thomas Jefferson Pool dedication


Description: Courtesy of Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 8414. The eleven Works Projects Administration pools were opened within weeks of each other in the hot summer of 1936, bringing relief to thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers. Mayor Firorello La Guardia and… more.

Thomas Jefferson Pool dedication

Courtesy of Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 8414. The eleven Works Projects Administration pools were opened within weeks of each other in the hot summer of 1936, bringing relief to thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers. Mayor Firorello La Guardia and Parks Commissioner Robert Moses attended packed dedication ceremonies that summer. At Thomas Jefferson Pool, more than 10,000 celebrated the opening, at which the Mayor said, "Here is something you can be proud of. It is the last word in engineering, hygiene, and construction that could be put into a pool."

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
Date: June 27, 1969

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