Francis Pool

Title

Francis Pool

Subject

Francis Pool (Washington, D.C.)
Construction projects
Swimming pools

Description

Photographs of the building of the Francis Pool Bathhouse and rebuilding of the pool at Francis Pool located at 2435 N Street, NW in the West End area of D.C. The original Francis Pool opened in 1928 and was one of two pools for African-American Washingtonians built by the city. It was state of the art for the time and included a high dive. It was highly popular up through World War II, and then its usage started to decline somewhat. It eventually fell into disrepair leading to the building of a new pool and bathhouse. It is now once again a popular pool in the city for use by all Washingtonians.

Creator

District Department of Transportation
Stewart Brothers Photographers

Date

1993

Format

Photographs

Language

English

Type

Prints

Citation

District Department of Transportation and Stewart Brothers Photographers , “Francis Pool,” DDOT Historic Collections, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ddotlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/185.

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