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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Holton Bath House and Swimming Pool

Picture of property 711 Nebraska Ave
Holton (Jackson County)
Listed in National Register May 21, 2009

Architect: Shaver, Charles
Category: sports facility
Thematic Nomination: New Deal-era Resources of Kansas

Located in Rafter's Park, the Holton Bath House and Swimming Pool was constructed in the mid-1930s as a Works Progress Administration project. The bath house and filter house reflect the Rustic-style architecture typical of New Deal-era recreational structures. Architect Charles Shaver of Salina and engineers Bob Pulette and Murray Wilson, who had designed dams and lakes for the Kansas Fish and Game Commission, drafted plans for the site. It sits in a low-lying area and was designed specifically for this site to enhance a natural drainage basin. The facility opened June 30, 1938, and the city band gave its first concert on the roof of the bath house. It was nominated as part of the "New Deal-Era Resources of Kansas" multiple property listing for is association with local recreation history.

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