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Is it just a pool?

August 19, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

To the Editor,

Saturday, Aug. 11, a group of concerned citizens met at the shelter house of Marland Heights Pool to discuss saving the pool, Weirton's last grand stand to preserve a historical treasure for the city, but also placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. It's shameful, if not a sin, to just say demolish it.

Leaving the Park Board out of the controversy to demolish the pool, it's fate remains in the hands of city council.

Without Mayor Kondik and council's approval the Park Board doesn't have the funds to carry out in this case a crime against preserving a monument to the last significant connection to the founding of Weirton Steel and the memory of the thousands of citizens that enjoyed earning a living and swimming in Weirton's early years of existence.

Some things in life are sacred. Is it just a pool of brick and mortar or does it's architectural design and history deserve to stand as Weirton's historic landmark?

Steve Kopa

Weirton

 
 

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