Opening of Lincoln Park swimming pool, 1925

This pool was dug out of dirt with a retaining wall of rocks along the sides. It filled with salt water from Puget Sound. A muddy bottom and control valves that did not always contain the water eventually required a pool made of concrete and tile. The Laurence Colman Pool, dedicated on July 4, 1941, is also filled with salt water from the Sound. Item 28728, Department of Streets and Sewers Photographs (Record Series 2625-10), Seattle Municipal Archives.

  • Dusty Roads42 5y

    I have swam at "Coleman Pool." What an interesting scene to relate to in its' historical sense. A good quality picture too ! I never thought to consider when it was constructed before. Very interesting.
  • Mariavica17-© 5y

    I saw this wonderful photo in~~World @ Play - Pictures of People Playing (Pool)
    Pictures of people playing. Celebrate the world of people at play.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Have a great weekend!!
  • Price Engines 5y

    "Crikey - that water looks cold"
    Great photo and deserved to be used in my blog post about a cornish leisure centre cutting its heating (in swimming pool heating) bills with a new boiler installation.

    Here's a link to your photo in situ:

    Regards and thanks for sharing.
  • Katie Parker 4y

    Amazing photo!
  • Seattle Parks 1y

    Hi there - it would be fun to use this photo on the Parks & Recreation homepage, as the season is just starting up!
    Please email me directly if that would be possible -
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