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Cunningham Park Pool
Cunningham Park Pool postcard

Described as the world's largest man-made pool in 1920, the pool was designed to fit the contour of the existing ground by Weston & Sampson of Boston. The 315' x 150' pool was supplied with water from a brook originating in the Blue Hills. The diving stand shown which rose 7' above the float was later removed for safety reasons. The unique design of the pool allowed for its use as a winter hockey rink. In 1957 the pool was renamed in honor of long-time director William Caldwell who taught over 1400 children to swim. The original sandy bottom pool has been replaced by a modern one on the same site.