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Fleishhacker Pool 1925-84

Unfinished History

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Fleishhacker Pool, aerial view, 1925.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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Fleishhacker Pool c 1940.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

The area between the zoo, the ocean, and Fort Funston was once Fleishhacker Pool, a thousand-foot-long swimming pool; it was so big that lifeguards had to patrol the pool in boats. The 116,000 square feet of surface held 6.3 million gallons of chilly ocean water. Built in 1925, the pool gradually fell into disuse; in 1984, it was covered with earth.

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Distance view of Fleishhacker Pool (the large rectangular body of water).

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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A part of the 116,000 square foot Fleishhacker Pool; middle 20th century.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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