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Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bathhouse Row

— Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail —

 
 
Bathhouse Row Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
1. Bathhouse Row Marker
Inscription.  The health benefits of “taking the baths” were a primary reason for baseball coming to Hot Springs. The players tended to drink heavily, and believed the hot bath regimen could “boil out” the impurities in their system.

The Buckstaff, still in use as a bath-house, was built in 1912 and hosted many prominent players. The 1915 Fordyce Bathhouse is now the National Park Visitor Center. Tours include the gym where many players trained.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 34° 30.746′ N, 93° 3.252′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Central Avenue (Arkansas Route 7) south of Bath, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 504 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flynn-Doran Battle (a few steps from this marker); “We Bathe the World” (a few steps from
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this marker); Ozark Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamar Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Alerted at the Arlington (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckstaff Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs Flood of 1923 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bathhouse Row (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Bathhouse Row Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
2. Bathhouse Row Marker
Buckstaff Bathhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
3. Buckstaff Bathhouse
Fordyce Bathhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
4. Fordyce Bathhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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