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White House Indoor Pool

White House Indoor Pool

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National Archives

White House Indoor Pool

Creator: Designed by Lorenzo S. Winslow, engineered by Douglas H. Gillette, 1933.

To allow President Roosevelt to continue his swimming therapy to ease the affects of polio, the New York Daily News held a fund-raiser to raise money to build an indoor pool in the White House. Finished in 1933, the pool was steam heated with underwater lighting.

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