Queen City Park Swimming Pool

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Title

Queen City Park Swimming Pool

Subject

Swimming pools
Historical markers--Tuscaloosa, Ala
Schuyler, Don Buel , 1888 - 1972

Description

Four features of the Queen City Pool in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which was dedicated in 1943, and two historical markers by the Alabama Historical Association are featured in this sketch.

According to one marker: In 1926, the city of Tuscaloosa acquired 30 acres of land for a public park that would become Queen City Park. During the 1930's the Federal Works Project Administration (WPA) built a nature walk at Queen City Park.

In 1943, the city of Tuscaloosa built Queen City Pool and Bath House with funds from the Warner Family's David Warner Foundation and the work was provided by the WPA.

Queen City Pool's bathouse {sic} and fountain were designed in the art deco style by Tuscaloosa architect Don Buel Schuyler who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

The other marker reads: Site of Queen City Park Softball Field 1936 - 1967. Built on this site in 1936, Queen City Park softball field served as the cornerstone for the first successful community effort to promote the organized play of amature {sic} softball in Tuscaloosa County. Its construction followed nationwid {sic} efforts to organize softball in 1933. Soon thereafter, Tuscaloosa Men's and women's softball teams emerged as state and national powers, and the sport itself gained recognition as true wholesome family recreation. Alabama Historical Association 1998

Creator

Union Furniture Company

Source

Union Furniture Company

Publisher

Union Furniture Company

Date

2000

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Drawing

Identifier

1128

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Drawing

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