• Creator
  • Miller, Patricia L; Illinois Heritage Association
  • Created Date
  • 8-2-02
  • Description
  • Crystal Lake Pool, Urbana. An estimated five thousand people were present for the dedication of the pool when it opened on July 29, 1927. It was then the third largest pool in the state. The 85' tower in the center was surrounded by diving platforms at the four and twelve foot high levels. At the top were floodlights which lighted the massive 250' X 150' oval swimming area at night. After fifty years of use, the pool was removed. A smaller, mo... more
    Crystal Lake Pool, Urbana. An estimated five thousand people were present for the dedication of the pool when it opened on July 29, 1927. It was then the third largest pool in the state. The 85' tower in the center was surrounded by diving platforms at the four and twelve foot high levels. At the top were floodlights which lighted the massive 250' X 150' oval swimming area at night. After fifty years of use, the pool was removed. A smaller, modern pool, built on the site by the Urbana Park District, opened in June 1980. Urban Treasure Hunt. 16 History. less
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