Crown Plunge indoor pool

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chuck84
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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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Re: Crown Plunge indoor pool

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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Re: Crown Plunge indoor pool

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.
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JoshuaScott

Re: Crown Plunge indoor pool

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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Re: Crown Plunge indoor pool

Post by JOSew » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:50 pm

Fresno Ideaworks bought the Crown Plunge building in August 2018 from the family that built it in 1928. We'd love to hear more of your stories about it, and if you have pictures to share they'd be helpful as we renovate and as we build a model of the original structure for the lobby. Email info@FresnoIdeaworks.org
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