Vintage Austin: Deep Eddy

This Vintage Austin photo is of Deep Eddy Swimming Pool.  Deep Eddy began as a natural swimming hole in the Colorado River and was expanded into a man-made pool in 1915 by A.J. Eilers.  At that time, it was a portion of the Deep Eddy Bathing Beach resort and played host to a number of attractions including a diving horse and a diving baby.  Deep Eddy is filled with fresh water (no chlorine!), is the oldest swimming pool in Texas, and is on the national register of historic places.

Photo Credit: Austin History Center, PICA00892

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