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Dormont is a neighborhood that is just south of Pittsburgh and it is home to an enormous, amazing and historic swimming pool which is supported by a community with a huge heart that has been working like crazy to keep the pool afloat (I couldn’t resist).
Friends of Dormont Pool will be hosting their 3rd Annual Pub Tour this weekend
When: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 from 7:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Where: Local venues in Dormont.
We’re anticipating all 12 venues will participate this year!
Cost: T-shirts will be sold to support the Dormont Pool at a cost of $15.00
Check out the pool history…
The Dormont Pool dates back to 1920, when Andrew Philp used rocks to dam a creek to make a wading pool. In 1922, the borough spent $6,851 to create a larger dam for a swimming area and an ice skating rink. At the same time they also built a small wooden bath house. The pool was made to give people the feeling of being in the tropics.
Dormont Pool has survived the Great Depression, World War II, and has opened every season. It was declared a Historic Landmark in 2002.
Dormont Pool is #97 on the Pittsburgh Bucket List – what is on your Pittsburgh bucket list?