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394 Amanda Street

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Historic Name:Burlington Community Swimming Pools and Bathhouse
Reference Number:13000850
Location (Address):394 Amanda Street
Burlington Community Swimming Pools and Bathhouse
394 Amanda Street, Devor Park, Burlington, Racine County
Architect: Carl Iverson
Date of Construction: 1965

The Burlington Community Swimming Pools and Bathhouse, a privately-developed public swimming pool facility constructed in 1965, is located in Devor Park. It is an intact example of mid-20th century architecture and of locally-produced pre-cast concrete construction.

The building's functional organization places entrances on all sides of the building and minimizes traditional concepts of front and back. Elements of the bathhouse's contemporary architectural design are seen in its low profile, the expression of structural roof members, the horizontal banding of windows along the upper wall, and the exploitation of standardized materials.

The availability of numerous and newly available materials are displayed in the bathhouse's design and construction. While concrete was used during the first decades of the twentieth century, it was not until after World War II that new concrete products were readily available in southeastern Wisconsin. J. W. Peters and Sons manufactured the bathhouse's pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete, double-T roof members. Spanning the entire width of the building, they are highly visible, left exposed on the building's exterior and interior. The owners of this local firm participated in the development of the pool facility.

The Burlington Community Swimming Pools and Bathhouse is one of Burlington's most prominent examples of contemporary architecture and of the use of locally manufactured pre-cast concrete structural members.

Period of Significance:1965
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Recreation And Culture: Sport Facility
Architectural Style:Modern Movement
Resource Type:Building
Architect:Carl Iverson
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:10/23/2013
State Register Listing Date:11/16/2012
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:2
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:2
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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