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Clarion Municipal Pool

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1941. Southwest corner of 2nd Ave. N.E. and 6th St. N.E.

The Clarion public swimming pool was a WPA project at the end of the 1930s. The buildings are of reinforced concrete that has been painted a light bluish white. Running around the sides of the buildings is a reserved, rather elegant pattern of pilasters defined by thin vertical flutes; between the pilasters are windows, filled in and open. The windows are simple rectangular cutouts in the wall surface. Above the opening is a narrow horizontal panel of rectangular layered planes; this same motif, a little larger in size, is repeated below the window sills.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Clarion Municipal Pool", [Clarion, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 368-368.

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