Sunday, October 29, 2006

Victoria Pool in the 1940's


Victoria Pool was originally called the Recreation Center, Pool in the Pines and then Spa Pool. In the 1960's when the Peerless Pool comlex was build the name was changed again to Victoria Pool. Myth has it was so named after Queen Victoria of England since Saratoga Spa State Park has always been known as the Queen of Spas.

3 comments:

Professor Carrington said...

That is most certainly an interesting little factoid. If it were up to you, would have named it "Victoria" or chosen something different?

save the victoria pool society said...

we always liked the "pool in the pines" or "spa pool" instead of Victoria because it tells it like it is.

Professor Carrington said...

"Spa Pool" sounds good, "Pool in the Pines" is true in its title but it seems too long. Very interesting about the name "Victoria" I never did stop to think where that name came from. Thank you...