June 7, 1930: first dive into the West Penn Pool

The current West Penn Pool is the third pool to be built on the site.  The first pool opened on June 7, 1930.  Here’s the first person to dive into the pool.

And here’s the second pool, in the 1950s.  The sign on the wall says “NO RUNNING OR PUSHING”.  Folks say that high fence on top of an 8-foot concrete wall made it really hard to sneak in — the secret was to climb onto the roof of the building, and go around.

We’re only in day two, but has anyone taken photos at the pool yet this year?  If you’ve got a good one, please share!

(Top photo from the Historic Pittsburgh Image Archive.  Bottom photo, from the PHCA’s Polish Hill Archive)