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The Strip District: Peoples Baths: Exterior

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CAPTION: Peoples Baths--first public bath house 
in city; erected at 16th Street and Penn Avenue in 1897 by 
Mrs. William Thaw, Jr. in memory of her husband.  
Abandoned in 1908-1909 and replaced by larger facilities.  
Copied from The Pittsburgh Bulletin, 
20 February 1904.
NOTES: 
The hours of the baths appear on the 
windows in four languages. Note "Womens Day." 
An interior view of the Baths gives a
glimpse of some of its patrons.
PHOTOGRAPHER:
DATE: 1904.
HEADING: Pittsburgh. Social Settlements.
#: A569.
From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department,
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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