The Pool

On a beautiful, late summer day like today, who wouldn’t want to take a dip in the Steward Manor swimming pool?

These various photos from the rental office collection are undated, but most appear to be from the mid 1990s to the early 2000s. The very last one, showing the bath houses in red, may even be earlier—as it looks just as I remember the pool growing up in the early 1980s.

The pool is still open today and features some significant upgrades from the time when I used to frequent it, including a large gazebo area, and privacy fencing. The red bath houses, lifeguard office, and storage areas are now white and blue. The most conspicuous change, however, is the kiddie pool, which is no longer there. (Its removal made way for the gazebo).

The Steward Manor pool was always the high point of the summer for any kid in the neighborhood. While it isn’t the biggest, deepest pool, it was well designed and fit the environment perfectly. It was also meticulously maintained—much like the rest of the community—and proudly remains so to this day.

For earlier pool photos submitted by residents from the 70s and 80s, see the Photos section.




About Richard Friend

I'm a graphic designer and creator of "Lost Laurel"—a collection of photos and print ephemera chronicling the countless stores, restaurants, and other long-lost merchants of Laurel, Maryland. I'm interesting in hearing from any former/current residents, especially those with vintage photos, literature, and recollections of the community.
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One Response to The Pool

  1. Craig says:

    Where are the pallotti high school cheerleaders that talked me into cutting my hair into a rat tail and than bleach it. Did I say that outloud?

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