Chesterbrook VA 1950s - Photo #8

Chesterbrook Pool 1955 Around 1954 all the white people in the area got together and chipped in and bought this plot of land to make what is now called the Chesterbrook Swimming and Tennis Club. Here you can see a corner of the newly cleared land, which previously had been woods and scrub brush. On the far left, Chesterbrook School and in front of it a piece of the pump house. To the right some bungalows of then-recent vintage, and behind the school some older wooden houses on some gently rolling wooded land, which you could stare at from the school windows. The photo at right is taken from about the same spot, looking in the same direction; click on it to enlarge it.