Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #62 - Betsy Head Pool and Bathhouse - Brooklyn

Photo:  Andrew Moore, in Ballon, Hilary, and Kenneth T. Jackson (editors), Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York, W.W. Norton & Co., New York (2007), p.12.
Betsy Head Pool and Recreation Center, Brownsville, Brooklyn, Boyland Street, Livonia and Dumont Avenues, Brooklyn, 2005. Like many other NYC WPA projects, this one used cheap construction materials that have not aged well, so that the greatest possible share of the budget could be spent on workers' salaries.
  1. Betsy Head Play Center, Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2008/09/16 #405 LP-2240: "Betsy Head Play Center, including the bath house, swimming pool, diving pool, bleachers and filter house, and perimeter cast-iron fencing; Thomas Boyland Street (Hopkinson Avenue) between Livonia and Dumont Avenues, Brooklyn. Swimming pool modernized and enlarged, 1934-35; bath house constructed 1937-1939, John MattNews Hatton, lead architect; Aymar Embury II, Henry Ahrens and others, consulting architects; Gilmore D. Clarke and others, landscape architects."