Hobart Johnson v. City of Alcoa

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Hobart Johnson v. City of Alcoa
Case Date: 
1937
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
520
Notes / Description: 

Sixteen year old Frank Johnson suffered a broken neck after diving into a swimming pool operated by the City of Alcoa. Hobart Johnson, as his representative, sued the city for $15,000 in damages. The pool was constructed over a natural stream or other water source, the water piped in from the uphill side, & drained out of the other. Good description of pool area construction. Good study for early 20th century municipal leisure space, & use research.