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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse

Picture of property 308 E 6th - City Park
Fowler (Meade County)
Listed in National Register Feb 17, 2009

Architect: Charles W. Suite (engineer)
Category: outdoor recreation
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

Among 40 Kansas pools improved or constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) between 1935-1939, Garden City engineer Charles W. Suit designed the Fowler Swimming Pool. A reinforced concrete oval structure, it measures 90 feet north to south and 120 feet east to west. It features a shallow ring that encircles the deeper diving area, which is marked by a reinforced concrete diving platform rising above the water from the pool floor. The one-story bathhouse is a simple reinforced concrete building with a central office flanked by dressing rooms on each side. There is a non-historic restroom building on the property. The property is nominated as part of the "New Deal-era Resources of Kansas" Multiple Property Submission for its associations with the WPA.

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