Holding onto history
September 20, 2020
Sitting silent and empty, the Alva Municipal Swimming Pool contains nothing but memories in the September sun. Built as a WPA project, the pool has weathered 80 years of history. Alva kids learned to swim in the pool. Their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have enjoyed the cooling sparkling water in this space.
Constructed when concrete was inexpensive, the pool has outlived its builders. Over the years, the structure has required many coats of paint and many repairs to cracks and seams. Despite efforts to keep it going, the swimming pool has reached a crossroads. Can it be r...