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Saratoga Springs in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Bathhouse

 
 
Lincoln Bathhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
1. Lincoln Bathhouse Marker
Inscription. The Lincoln Bathhouse was established in 1915, converted from the abandoned Natural Carbonic Gas Company Plant. Although this bathhouse accommodated large numbers of patrons, it could not keep up with the demand, so construction of the Washington Bathhouse began. By 1920 both bathhouses were in operation and handling 2,500 treatments daily. After the Lincoln Bathhouse burned in 1928, a new and larger facility was constructed. It opened in 1930 with a capacity for 4,500 treatments a day. The New Spa flourished, offering the most up-to-date therapy techniques in an idyllic resort atmosphere. The Lincoln Bathhouse still offers mineral baths today.
 
Erected by Saratoga Spa State Park.
 
Location. 43° 3.862′ N, 73° 47.391′ W. Marker is in Saratoga Springs, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from South Broadway Ave. (New York State Route 9), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the building which is far enought away from the road that the marker can not be seen easily from the road. Marker is in this post office area: Saratoga Springs NY 12866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hall of Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Columbian Spring
Lincoln Bathhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 13, 2011
2. Lincoln Bathhouse Marker
(approx. one mile away); Congress Park (approx. one mile away); Solomon Northup (approx. one mile away); The 77th Regiment, New York Volunteers (approx. one mile away); New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (approx. 1.2 miles away); Standard Time (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bryan Home (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saratoga Springs.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Lincoln Bathhouse Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
3. Lincoln Bathhouse Marker Detail
"Patrons taking the sun cure on the west terrace at the Washington Bathouse, today the National Museum of Dance."
Lincoln Bathhouse Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
4. Lincoln Bathhouse Marker Detail
The Lincoln Bathhouse, circa 1915.
Lincoln Bathhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
5. Lincoln Bathhouse Marker
The marker is in the shade of the trees at the southeast corner of the building.
Lincoln Bathhouse image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
6. Lincoln Bathhouse
Lincoln Bathhouse image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
7. Lincoln Bathhouse
The Lincoln Bathhouse with its grand portico is the most fully developed example of Beaux Arts neoclassicism in the Saratoga Spa State Park. The building originally housed 252 bathtubs and more than 500 dressing rooms, for semi-private bathing.
Lincoln Bathhouse - Nightlit image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 13, 2011
8. Lincoln Bathhouse - Nightlit
Lincoln Bathhouse Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 10, 2011
9. Lincoln Bathhouse Detail
Mounted on the parapet above the portico is a relief scupture of The Great New York State Seal.
Lincoln Bathhouse, Circa 1930 image. Click for full size.
New York State Archives - New York (State). Conservation Deptartment
10. Lincoln Bathhouse, Circa 1930
View of the front exterior of the Lincoln Bath House on the New York State Reservation (now Saratoga Spa State Park) near Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y. The date is unrecorded, but probably around 1930. This image was created to record the Saratoga-related activities of the New York State Conservation Department.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   8. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   9, 10. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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