Cameron City Pool

Cameron City Pool at Cameron, West Virginia, Marshall County, Northern Panhandle Region
Historic swimming pool at Cameron, W.Va.

During the Great Depression, the beach came to Cameron, West Virginia, in southern Marshall County. By combining funds raised by a local levy with a grant from the U.S Public Works Administration,  city officials raised the $25,000 needed to build the Cameron City Pool with a cutting-edge design patented by architect Frank Hunter, of Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the first pool of this design to be built.

The pool featured a semi-circular shape with an underwater life-guard station, shallows for children, diving platforms, and a large bath house. The pool was surrounded with white sand from Lake Michigan. The pool was also used as an auxiliary water supply for fighting fires.

Article by Gwen Hagaman

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