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Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths)

 
 
Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2016
1. Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) Marker
Inscription. [Top panel:]

Architect Arend Jan Westerman (1884-1966)
Opdrachtgever Gemeente Amsterdam
Bouwjaren 1925-1926

Middenin de Diamantbuurt werd in 1926 dit voormalig gemeentebadhuis geopend. Destijds hadden de huizen in de omgeving nog geen douches. Architect A.J. Westerman ontwierp het ronde gebouw in de stijl van de Amsterdamse School, met een aparte mannen-en vrouwenafdeling rondom acht stortbaden en twee badkuipen. Elke buurt had destijds een badhuis, maar eind jaren tachtig werd dit badhuis als een van de laatste gesroten.

[Bottom panel:]

Architect Arend Jan Westerman (1884-1966)
Commissioned by Gemeente Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Council)
Years of construction 1925-1926

In the heart of the Diamantbuurt neighbourhood of Amsterdam, these former municipal public baths were opened in 1926. At that time the houses in the area did not yet have showers. Architect A.J.Westerman designed the round building in the style of the Amsterdam School (architectural style), with separate men's and women's sections around eight showers and two bathtubs. In those days each neighbourhood had a bathhouse, but at the end of the 1980s this one was among the last to be closed.
 
Erected by I Amsterdam.
 
Location.
Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2016
2. Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here, just to the right of the left entrance.
52° 21.049′ N, 4° 54.38′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Diamantstraat and Smaragdstraat, on the left when traveling north on Diamantstraat. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam, North Holland 1074, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polderhuisje (Polder House) (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Huis met de Kabouters / House with the Hobgoblins (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Herman Gorter (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Aart Klein (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Christiaan Andriessen (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Organized Resistance - the Free Groups of Amsterdam (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Ferdinand Bol (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Walter Süskind (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
Also see . . .  Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) (I Amsterdam). (Submitted on December 17, 2016.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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