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We took a dive into this abandoned Concordia pool before it was razed

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Every week on “Urban Spelunking,” Radio Milwaukee’s Nate Imig and OnMilwaukee’s Bobby Tanzilo dig into the buildings and architectural features that help retain the city’s sense of history while it builds for the future. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, and explore our previous episodes .

OK, we didn't take a literal dive. But on this week's episode, we offer a last look at a location that has since been razed: the former Concordia College campus, whose redevelopment by the Forest County Potawatomi is nearing completion.

Parts of the former campus will remain, including the original 1930 gym, while some older buildings have been torn down and replaced with new ones. The former 1955 pool site is one of the elements recently deconstructed, but not before OnMIlwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo got inside.

"While the gym — which had been the original practice facility for the Milwaukee Bucks, including during the 1971 championship run — has been in more or less constant use by Woodlands School, which rents a building on campus, and Potawatomi employees on campus, the pool has sat vacant for decades," Tanzilo wrote about the site.

Take a deeper look in the story posted at OnMilwaukee.com, and learn more about its history in this week's podcast.


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