Friday, 20 January 2012

Pool postcard: Idora Park, Youngstown, Ohio

The message on the reverse is dated July 9, 1942.

Idora Park was an amusement park built by Youngstown Park and Falls Street Railway Company and opened in 1899. 

The swimming pool was filled in in the 1950s and the space used for children's rides.

The amusement park went into decline in the 1970s when one of Youngstown's largest steel mills closed. In 1984 it was devastated by fore, and closed. Another fire in 2001 was its final chapter. The site is owned by a Pentecostal church.

I collect vintage postcards of swimming pools. I plan to post one a day as far as possible. If you know any of these places, especially the fate of the pool, I'd love to hear from you!

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