Red Hook Play Center (Sol Goldman Pool)

Report submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for the designation of the Red Hook Play Center as an historical landmark. The site included the former diving (now wading) pool, bleachers, comfort station, storage house, perimeter brick and steel fencing, and landscaped seating areas flanking the northern end of the pool complex. Seven witnesses spoke in favor of designation, including Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and representatives of the Municipal Art Society of New York, the Historic Districts Council, the Society for the Architecture of the City, and the New York Landmarks Conservancy. There were no speakers in opposition to designation. 

The center includes one of eleven emmense swimming pools buitl with funding from the WPA. The report includes ahistory of Red Hook, this site, and also architectural details of its interior and exterior facades.

Date:

Nov. 18, 2008

Subjects

Sources:

  • Landmarks Preservation Commission

    November 18, 2008, Designation List 407

    LP-2241

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