Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #55 - McCarren Pool and Play Center - Brooklyn

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McCarren Park Pool and Play Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This is one of the 11 massive swimming and recreation complexes built in 1934-1936 by the NYC Parks Department with New Deal funding and labor — the "WPA Pools" — and designed by a team headed by architect Aymar Embury II[2]. This site was closed in 1982, deteriorated for nearly thirty years until it was renovated and reopened in 2012[1].
  1. McCarren Pool and Bathhouse, website of Marvel Architects, accessed 17 November 2019.
  2. Landmarks Preservation Commission July 24, 2007, Designation List 394 LP-2244: "MCCARREN PLAY CENTER, including the bath house, swimming pool, diving pool, wading pool, filter house, lifeguard house, brick perimeter walls, piers and cast-iron fencing, comfort stations, linking pathways, and the planted median paralleling the western side of the bath house, Lorimer Street between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street, Borough of Brooklyn. Constructed 1934-1936; Aymar Embury II, lead architect; Joseph L. Hautman, Henry Ahrens and others, consulting architects; Gilmore D. Clarke and others, landscape architects."