On Monday, I wrote an article about the Hotel St. George’s former pool and my attempts to find any hidden remnants that managed to survive.
As it turns out, I missed the biggest secret of all…
It might still be there.
After I posted the original article, I received an email from a man who worked as an expediter during the building’s renovations. He writes:
“Please look deeper…The pool still exists. We were not allowed to nail, chip, or remove any part of the original pool complex. We ran sleepers (beams) across the pool and floor area and built the new floor on the sleepers. The new pool is suspended from this floor, set into the larger existing pool.”
“We did remove and close the chlorine storage containers located in sidewalk vaults as they were unsafe but…The old pool still exists in full in its original form, undamaged.“
In other words, beneath the floorboards, modern tiling, and drywall, this might be lying in wait:
Does ANYONE know anything more? I wasn’t able to find a report in the Landmarks database, but their online records are only so recent. Will definitely be digging deeper into this, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from five years of writing Scouting NY, someone out there in readerland is a click away with the answer.
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