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

Fordyce Bathhouse

Hot Springs National Park

 

óNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior ó

 
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
1. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
Inscription. Inspired by the spas of Europe, Colonel Samuel Fordyce opened this Renaissance Revival bathhouse in 1915. With its copper-framed glass marquee and elegant window design, the Fordyce reflects a crowning achievement of the Golden Age of Bathing. Its interior features are also ornate. A stained glass ceiling in the menís bath hall creates and underwater atmosphere. Terra cotta fountains and other stained glass panels provided artful and luxurious surroundings.

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The Fordyce Bathhouse occupied an ideal location next to the Formal Entrance to the park; its roof garden was within sound and sight of the bandstand on the hillside above.

Stained glass ceiling, Fordyce Bathhouse

Baby dolphins, Fordyce Bathhouse
 
Location. 34° 30.822′ N, 93° 3.222′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 369 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quapaw Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozark Bathhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio and Southern Clubs
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
2. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
This bathhouse is the Visitor Center for the Hot Springs National Park
(about 400 feet away); Lamar Bathhouse (about 500 feet away); Buckstaff Bathhouse (about 600 feet away); Hot Springs (about 600 feet away); Bathhouse Row (about 700 feet away); 308 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
3. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
4. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
5. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
Men's Bathhall
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
6. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
7. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
Ladies' Cooling Room
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8. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
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9. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
Hydrotherapy Room
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
10. Fordyce Bathhouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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