Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #86 - Other Pools and Play Centers

Photo: Google Satellite View
The northern part of John Jay Park in 2019, showing four separate Aymur Embury New Deal projects in the sense that each had its own approval process, budget, schedule, etc. Use the Enlarge button to see the details: the "Public Restroom" (bottom center) is the bathhouse, converted from a public bath by Embury[1], Embury's 1940 "John Jay Pool" (upper right)[2,3], the smaller 1941 diving pool next to it[1], also designed by Embury, and near the upper-right corner of the big pool, a 1-story field house designed by Embury[4].
  1. New York City Record, 4390, 22 July 1941, pp.12-13.
  2. Table 2: Office for Metropolitan History, Manhattan New Building (NB) Database, 1900-1986: Aymar Embry II Parks Department Projects 1934-1943: "1939 DOB #157: John Jay Park, swimming pool".
  3. NYC Parks Department Press Release, 3 June 1940: "Work in connection with this improvement was designed by the Department of Parks and performed by the Work Projects Administration."
  4. Building Plans Filed, New York Times, 22 May 1940, p.46: "Manhattan: Cherokee Pl, e s, between 76th and 78th Sts, 42.10x25; for 1-story field house; Department of Parks, City of New York, owner; Aymar Embury 2d, architect; cost $4,000."