Texas-Shaped Plano Pool Seeks Landmark Status
The owners of a pool in Plano, Texas are hoping to achieve landmark status.
The Texas Pool was built in 1961 and made to draw in residents. The non-profit saltwater pool is membership supported and welcomes all swimmers -- even those who don't call Texas their home.
According to USA Today, the pool almost closed in 2008 due to a lack in funds and a decline in membership.
The Texas Pool Foundation's CEO says they are seeking the historic landmark status in the hopes that receiving such a designation would provide both more protection and recognition to preserve it.
If the Texas-shaped pool does achieve landmark status, it wouldn't be the first. Austin's Deep Eddy Pool and the Barton Springs Pool are also featured on the National Register of Historic Places.