Arlington Bathing Beach

Description:

During the 1920s Arlington had a bathing beach along the Potomac River, near the present-day Pentagon. A 1923 brochure for the beach hoped to entice visitors from Washington by highlighting "parking facilities such as are seldom found." The beach featured swimming, concessions, canoes, and a ferris wheel. Despite being located near the African American neighborhoods of East Arlington and Queen City, the Arlington Bathing Beach was a segregated whites-only environment. It was closed down in 1929 to make way for expansions to Hoover Airport, today known as National Airport.



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Citation

“Arlington Bathing Beach,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed February 25, 2024, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/11.

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