Buckstaff Bathhouse

Buckstaff Bathhouse (HM15Z1)

Location: Hot Springs, AR 71901 Garland County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.726', W 93° 3.228'

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Hot Springs National Park

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.(Below the photo in the lower right hand corner) 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."
HM NumberHM15Z1
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 495061 N 3818940
Decimal Degrees34.51210000, -93.05380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.726', W 93° 3.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 43.56" N, 93° 3' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 545-581 Central Ave, Hot Springs AR 71901, US
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