1309 N Jefferson St Albany, Georgia United States

Tift Park Swimming Pool, Boys and Girls Club of Albany

Construction date: documented 1966*


Threat: Abandonment

Current name:



Modern/irregular, No Academic Style

Historical Summary:

The Boys and Girls Club was constructed in 1966. The current parcel includes the 1950s Tift Park swimming pool famously associated with the 1963 attempt to avoid desegregation by the City when they sold the pool and adjacent tennis courts to a private party. The pool was reopened in 1971. Both the pool and club are vacant.


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Tift Park NRHP-Listed Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:

Black History
Social History

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 1-story clubhouse in the No Academic Style built in 1966. The structural system is concrete block. The foundation is concrete block. Exterior walls are original concrete block. The building has a flat roof clad in an undetermined material. Windows are original glass, 1-light single-light fixed. Windows are more or less clerestory ribbon windows along portions of the façade.

* Date source: Dougherty County Tax Assessor, Tift Park NR nomination

Description generated by RuskinARC.