Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

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Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse
Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse is located in Kansas
Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse
Location 308 E. 6th, Fowler, Kansas
Coordinates 37°23′6″N 100°11′31″W / 37.38500°N 100.19194°W / 37.38500; -100.19194Coordinates: 37°23′6″N 100°11′31″W / 37.38500°N 100.19194°W / 37.38500; -100.19194
Area less than one acre
Built 1936
Built by Suit, Charles W.
Architectural style Moderne
Governing body Private
MPS New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas MPS
NRHP Reference # 09000030[1]
Added to NRHP February 17, 2009

The Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse, located at 308 E. 6th in Fowler, Kansas, was built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal work program. It includes an oval pool and a bathhouse designed in Moderne style architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The listing included the pool and bathhouse as contributing elements and a restroom building as a non-contributing building.[1][2]

It was deemed significant as an example of a New Deal-era program providing social and recreational resources. It was one of 40 swimming pools facilities in Kansas that was built or improved by the Works Progress Administration. It is the only property listed on the NRHP in Meade County.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Christy Davis (August 10, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse". National Park Service.