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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Fordyce Bathhouse
interior
detail view
stained glass in pack room
Work Type
bathhouse (water recreation structures)
Date
Work: 1915
Era: CE
Date Note: remodeled 1938, closed 1962
Image Date: 1986
Location
369 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States
Period
Renaissance Revival
Description
"The Fordyce Bathhouse operated from 1915-1962, when it closed due to declining business. It remained vacant until reopening as the park visitor center in 1989." -- http://www.nps.gov/hosp/planyourvisit/fordyce.htm
"...the most elaborate and was the most expensive of the bathhouses, the cost including fixtures and furniture being $212,749.55 US. It was closed on June 29, 1962, the first of the Row establishments to fall victim to the decline in popularity of therapeutic bathing. Fordyce Bathhouse has served as the park visitor center since 1989. The Fordyce bathhouse was built in 1914–15, designed by George Mann and Eugene John Stern of Little Rock, Arkansas. Its surpassing elegance was intentional, as Samuel Fordyce waited to observe the Maurice's construction to find out if he could build "a more attractive and convenient" facility." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathhouse_Row
ID Number
20141103ARCH_0025
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Complex Title
Bathhouse Row (Hot Springs, Ark.)
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
8278821.fpx
SSID
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