Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row (HM15YK)

Location: Hot Springs, AR 71901 Garland County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.708', W 93° 3.234'

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Hot Springs National Park

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.

(Picture in the upper right of the marker) 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.
HM NumberHM15YK
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 495052 N 3818907
Decimal Degrees34.51180000, -93.05390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.708', W 93° 3.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 42.48" N, 93° 3' 14.04" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 583-599 Central Ave, Hot Springs AR 71901, US
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