The 21 Buchanan Street Swimming bath was designed by Street Wilson and Fyfe and comprised a large hall enclosing the baths. The pool was opened by Mayor Payn on 7 December 1896.

 Funds for this pool had been provided by WC Baker. The NPA took over the pools in 1948.

Ref: Steve Camp, Historic Pietermaritzburg, 2001. 

PMB – Buchanan Street Swimming Bath 1895-1896