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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Bathhouse U"

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. "Bathhouse U" Marker
Inscription.  "Bathhouse U" became a popular nickname for the Altoona Undergraduate Center when it moved to Ivyside Park in 1948. The huge two-block-long dressing room - with its 4000 swimmers' locker baskets -- was remodeled into the AUC's "Main Building." When students started classes at Ivyside Park in the fall of 1948, the bathhouse housed the library, 12 classrooms, biology and physics labs, and administrative offices. The bathhouse was torn down in 1959 following the construction of the E. Raymond Smith Building, the first of the modern buildings to occupy the campus.
 
Location. 40° 32.381′ N, 78° 24.444′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Juniata Gap Road east of Baker Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 Ivyside Park, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Penn State Altoona (a few steps from this marker); Elm & Pine Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivyside Park Swimming Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Reflecting Pond
"Bathhouse U" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. "Bathhouse U" Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blair-Bedford Central Council A.F.L.-C.I.O. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Juniata's Tribute to Honor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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