Betsy Head Play Center 
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Full Address: Thomas Boyland Street (Hopkinson Avenue) between Livonia and Dumont Avenues, Brooklyn, NY
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Year Built: 1934-9
Year Designated: 2008
Year Published: 2008
Architect: John Matthews Hatton, lead architect Aymar Embury II, Henry Ahrens and others, consulting architects; Gilmore D. Clarke and others, landscape architects, Brooklyn, NY
Key words: pool, bathing facility, public facility, Brownsville, outdoor facility, civic building, pool, diving pool, Robert Moses, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Works Progress Administration, (WPA), New Deal, Great Depression, glass block walls, Parks Department, recreation movement, individual landmark
Notes: Designation includes the bath house, swimming pool, diving pool, bleachers and filter house, and perimeter cast-iron fencing; Swimming pool modernized and enlarged, 1934-35; bath house constructed 1937-1939. Facility includes some non-historic additions and alterations, including fences, doors, railings, etc.
Architectural Styles:
   Art Deco
   Art Moderne

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