Oregon Century: Medford Natatorium

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The orchard boom around 1910 brought one of the most unique businesses in Oregon to Medford. The natatorium, a word you don't hear much anymore, is basically an indoor swimming pool. 

Posted: Apr 20, 2016 4:04 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2017 1:14 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The orchard boom around 1910 brought one of the most unique businesses in Oregon to Medford.
 

The natatorium, a word you don't hear much anymore, is basically an indoor swimming pool. 
 

A group of Medford businessmen bought into the project for about $50,000 and hired a Portland man to manage the property. 
 

Not only was it a large swimming pool in the summer, it also had other attractions.

NewsWatch 12's Ron Brown shows us more in the Oregon Century segment above.

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