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

Bathhouse Row

Hot Springs National Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
1. Bathhouse Row Marker
Inscription. The buildings along Bathhouse Row are the latest stage in a succession of bathhouses. In the 1830s Hot Springs’ earliest facilities were makeshift shelters perched over individual springs. Later, elaborate Victorian bathhouses flourished along the avenue, but the wooden structures were susceptible to rot and devastating fires.

The present mix of Spanish mission and neoclassical architecture dates from 1911 to 1939, the Golden Age of Bathing. The Buckstaff remains open for traditional bathing, while the National Park Service preserves Bathhouse Row as a significant national cultural landmark.

Captions:
Hale Bathhouse on Hot Springs Creek, 1867.

Assembly room in Fordyce Bathhouse. In the middle of Bathhouse Row, at the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center, you can explore restored interiors furnished with tubs, steam cabinets, and hydrotherapy equipment from 1915-1920.
 
Location. 34° 30.708′ N, 93° 3.234′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Reserve Street near Central Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Hot Springs National Park Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Bathhouse Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
2. Bathhouse Row Marker
walking distance of this marker. An American Spa (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckstaff Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamar Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Buck Ewing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ozark Bathhouse (about 300 feet away); Quapaw Bathhouse (about 500 feet away); First Hotel and Bath House in the Hot Springs Territory (about 500 feet away); Fordyce Bathhouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
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 372 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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