Astoria Park Pool and Play Center

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

19th Street between 22nd Drive and Hoyt Avenue North

ARCHITECT: John M. Hatton

DATE: 1934-36

STYLE: Art Moderne, Modern Classical, Art Deco

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This recreational center was built in 1936 with funding provided by the Works Progress Administration, an agency created after the Great Depression to carry out public works projects and employee millions of people. It was built to accommodate 6,200 swimmers and it was a major engineering and architecture accomplishment at the time.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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