During the Great Depression, the federal government provided funding for numerous projects meant to improve the quality of life for Americans. One such project was the construction of municipal swimming pools and bathhouses. These provided needed recreational activities for local communities. The El Reno Bath House is one such facility. Constructed in 1935, it is the last remaining intact resource of the El Reno Municipal Pool Complex.
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