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Texas-Shaped Plano Pool Seeks Landmark Status

Staff Report
Associated Press

PLANO, Texas (AP) - A move is under way to make a Texas-shaped swimming pool in the Dallas suburb of Plano a state historical landmark.
    
The Dallas Morning News reports the board of directors of the Texas Pool in Plano is working to get the designation for the 54-year-old community pool.
    
Receiving historic designation can offer a site more protection and public recognition, which can aid in preservation. The pool largely reliant on membership dues currently has 150 members. In its heyday, it had 325.
    
Texas-shaped pools aren't a rarity in the state - a handful exist at hotels, motels, residential communities and other privately owned properties.
    
For a site to be granted historic designation, its proponents must prove it is at least 50 years old, maintains structural integrity and has historical significance.

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