Crown Plunge indoor pool

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Crown Plunge indoor pool

Post by chuck84 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:57 pm

Does anybody remember the crown plunge big indoor pool downtown? My Dad taught me to swim there back in the 30's thanks. chuck84

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Post by Big J » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:43 am

Before my time, but I am curious as to whereabouts it was located.

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Post by Drakonyx » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:17 pm

An old Fresno Bee ad gives the address as 1730 H St.


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Post by RoughRider1961 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:17 pm

The only downtown indoor pool of which I am aware was built and opened as the Fresno Natatorium. The pool was later boarded over and it became the dance floor of the Rainbow Ballroom.

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Post by shirleyken » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:38 am

I remember the Crown Plunge on H Street. It's where I learned to swim along about 1935. As I recall, the swim lessons were given by the Y.M.C.A.
Click to Enlarge / Fresno Bee - July 14, 1933


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Post by JoshuaScott » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:50 pm

The building where the crown plunge was located is now the Fresno IdeaWorks building! Inside they have a full wall dedicated to the history of the building and it’s indoor pool!

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