Meanwhile, many whites boycotted the Fairground pool, and attendance dipped. The landmark pool was closed in 1956.Would a similar pool fail today? I don't think so. Not if it's a true landmark like the old Fairground Park Pool. One need not look any further than Heman Park pool in University City for proof of that. The old, 1930s-era pool remains one of the few places in St. Louis where blacks and whites socialize together. Too bad it's only open to U. City residents.
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