City Baths celebrate 150th anniversary

City Baths

City Baths [Source: Wikimedia]

Opened in 1860 to provide bathing facilities for the public, Melbourne’s City Baths celebrate their 150th anniversary today. The current building was constructed between 1903-04 to competition winning designs by J. J. Clark and his son, E. J. Clark. Responding to a complex triangular site, the well planned building contained two large swimming baths and associated changing facilities, as well as slipper baths, spray baths, Jewish Mikva baths and Turkish Baths. Restoration and alteration work from 1981-83 included the addition of spas, saunas, squash courts and a gymnasium.


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