Oak Bluffs in Dukes County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Historic Clay & Brick Bathhouse
Originally built in 1931, this bathhouse was designed in the late Victorian era Craftsman style to compliment the original brick Steamship Authority ferry terminal. The building was made of the best materials and most modern plumbing available at the time. It survived the great hurricane of 1938.
Today (2011) it has undergone rehabilitation using reminiscent historic materials and updated interior utilities. The building and surrounding welcome area has been made accessible to all and is intended to be utilized as an inviting place of respite for visitors and locals alike.
This has been a cooperative effort of the Oak Bluffs Parks Commission, Historic Commission, Board of Health, and Board of Selectman. Funding has been provided through the Community Preservation Act, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation Services, and the Land Water Conservation Fund of the National Park Service.
Many thanks to: Mashekmaclean Architects and Barbato Construction Company
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 41° 27.489′ N, 70° 33.376′ W. Marker is in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. Marker is at the intersection of Seaview Avenue and Oak Bluffs Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Seaview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Bluffs MA 02557, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flying Horses Carousel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers' Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away); The Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Tabernacle (approx. ¼ mile away); Cottagers' Corner (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lawton Cottage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wesleyan Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bishop Gilbert Haven Cottage (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Powell House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Bluffs.
Additional keywords. Martha's Vineyard
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 5, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts. 2. submitted on June 27, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on July 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.