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

Buckstaff Bathhouse

Hot Springs National Park

 
 
Buckstaff Bathhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
1. Buckstaff Bathhouse Marker
Inscription. From its opening the handsome Buckstaff Bathhouse aggressively promoted its image. To gain customers the owners mounted a huge sign on the roof to attract people from the large hotels a block away. Other bathhouses lost character as they modernized, but the Buckstaff kept its historic appearance and emphasized its reputation for service.

Although many of its competitors closed between 1962 and 1985, the Buckstaff continues to operate as a bathhouse. On Bathhouse Row it is the sole operating survivor from the Golden Age of Bathing.

Captions:
Men’s bathhall around 1920.

Buckstaff Bathhouse, 1920. Built in 1911, the Buckstaff’s neoclassical style inspired park superintendent Harry Meyers to write that the building resembled “the Irish House of Parliament.”
 
Location. 34° 30.726′ N, 93° 3.228′ 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: 509 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. Lamar Bathhouse (a few steps from this marker); Bathhouse Row (within shouting distance of this marker); An American Spa
Buckstaff Bathhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 9, 2010
2. Buckstaff Bathhouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ozark Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Buck Ewing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quapaw Bathhouse (about 400 feet away); Fordyce Bathhouse (about 600 feet away); First Hotel and Bath House in the Hot Springs Territory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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