Montavilla Park Pool, 1935

Montavilla Park pool, August 16, 1935. This photo was taken as part of series documenting the State Emergency Relief Administration of Oregon project titled: Recreational – Summer 1935. “The purpose of this project was to provide recreational supervision and direction for all ages – particularly the unemployed youth and the 60,000 school children during the period of summer vacation.”

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Large group of children in pool at Montavilla Park for recreational program, Aug. 16, 1935 : A2000-025.1035

Large group of children in pool at Montavilla Park for recreational program, Aug. 16, 1935 : A2000-025.1035

 

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3 thoughts on “Montavilla Park Pool, 1935

  1. I was first introduced to this pool and the surrounding park in either 1944 or 45. By that time the landscaping had matured somewhat and swimming suit fashions had changed a little, and the polio panic put a damper on things aquatic, but I can testify with gratitude to the wisdom of providing the neighborhood with this tremendous resource .What a great place to wile away a summer day enjoying the opportunities provided by the pools and ball fields as well as the gymnastic equipment and the activities overseen by the park service directors and coaches. This to my mind was a great use of tax dollars and I will always be grateful to those who made it possible. Public parks can be a great resource and should be maintained and supervised.

  2. There,almost in the middle of the picture is my 13 year old father and to his right leaning over the fence my grandmother. Also, about ten feet to there left it looks like my great uncle Lawrence on leave fro the Navy. My grandparents lived within walking distance of the park and were frequent visitors.

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