Although it was referred to as Pool No. 2, the Negro pool was built first. Notables were on hand to celebrate the opening in 1921 including John H. Murphy-Afro-American Newspapers, Bishop John Hurst-African Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore Mayor William Broening(Broening Highway) and city engineer H.G. Perring(Perring Parkway).
The text in the photo below explains - in very direct language - why the Negro pool was built before the White pool in the era of segregation.