Jackie Robinson Play Center and Jackie Robinson Bath House

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

Bradhurst Avenue between West 146th Street and West 147th Street

ARCHITECT: Aymar Embury II, and  Henry Ahrens

DATE: 1935-37

STYLE: Gothic

Gothic Manhattan Washington Heights

Play Center Interior is one of a group of eleven new outdoor swimming pool complexes which were opened in the summer of 1936 by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and it was the only one of the eleven pools located  in a primarily minority neighborhood. The design of this interior is similar to that of a cathedral, and it matches the monumental two-story design of the bath house exterior. The interior is characterized by the soaring vaults, Gothic arches supported by limestone corbels, exposed brick walls featuring bas-relief panels, cascading staircases, and an oblong ticket booth.

STATUS Designated Interior Landmark

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