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  National Park Service: Architecture in the Parks (Bathhouse Row)
The varied architectural styles of the Bathhouses are pulled together by the linear greenbelts of the Magnolia Promenade and the Grand Promenade, and by the plantings of smaller hedges and bushes that soften the edges of the spaces between the buildings.
Bathhouse Row is the largest collection of twentieth century bathhouses remaining in the United States, and it represents the high point of that industry when it reached its peak from the 1920s through the 1940s.
Bathhouse Row is also one of the few collections of historic bathhouse remaining in the United States.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/harrison/harrison2.htm   (5192 words)

 90.3 WCPN Feature Story: New Male-Only Bathhouse Raises Concerns
Fleck's club won't be the only gay bathhouse in Cleveland, but the announcement of its opening has rung alarm bells in the local gay and public health communities.
The Romans built public bathhouses in their cities that contained hot, cool and tepid pools believed to be good for health.
On the roof of the bathhouse, workers prepare to spread tons of sand for a nude sunbathing area.
www.wcpn.org /news/2006/04_06/0612bathhouse.html   (1026 words)

 Gay bathhouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gay men have been meeting for sex in bathhouses at least since the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the West, a time when homosexual acts were illegal in most Western countries and men who were caught engaging in homosexual acts were often arrested and publicly humiliated.
Bathhouses are still used by men who do not identify as gay or bisexual, but who have sex with men, as well as by those who are closeted and/or in heterosexual relationships and by some men who identify primarily as heterosexual.
Bathhouses sometimes display the rainbow flag, which is commonly flown by businesses to identify themselves as gay-run or gay-friendly places.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Gay_bathhouse   (3767 words)

 Roman Baths (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Small bathhouses, called balneae, might be privately owned, but they were public in the sense that they were open to the populace for a fee, which was usually quite reasonable.
Republican bathhouses often had separate bathing facilities for women and men, but by the empire the custom was to open the bathhouses to women during the early part of the day and reserve it for men from 2:00 pm until closing time (usually sundown, though we occasionally hear of a bath being used at night).
Bathhouses also had large public latrines, often with marble seats over channels whose continuous flow of water constituted the first “flush toilets.” A shallow water channel in front of the seats was furnished with sponges attached to sticks for patrons to wipe themselves.
www.vroma.org.cob-web.org:8888 /~bmcmanus/baths.html   (1222 words)

 The Ginseng Bathhouse - Sydney, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Bathhouse offers an extensive list of services including Authentic Korean treatments, Natural therapies and Beauty Therapy.There is NO time limit when you visit the bathhouse, you can stay as long as you like before or after your treatment.
The Bathhouse is suitable for all ages from 5 years and all services and treatments are available for both men and women.
With with nudity a pre- requisite in the gender segregated sauna and bath areas of the bathhouse, a strict code of behaviour, hygiene and etiquette is enforced.
www.thebathhouse.com.au /about_ginseng.aspx   (212 words)

Sam Fordyce, the founder of this bathhouse, was an affluent businessman brought to Hot Springs for its known health-restoring waters.
Building the bathhouse as a "testimonial to the healing waters," he stated "I felt I owed my life to Hot Springs." It was built on the government-owned, federally-restricted Bathhouse Row.
The prospectus concluded in proposing that the Fordyce Bathhouse be used as a museum and visitor center.
asms.k12.ar.us /armem/richter/genhisto.htm   (638 words)

 "Gay Bathhouse Closure Upheld"
That body refused to hear an appeal brought by a gay Los Angeles bathhouse affected by the order, which officials issued under a new county policy that replaced an earlier policy prohibiting anal or oral sex without condoms in bathhouses.
The bathhouse appealed, arguing that shutting down bathhouses would not halt the spread of AIDS, and in fact, might help the disease to spread, as bathhouse sexual activity is safer than that in the general population.
There are still 10 bathhouses operating in the county, and officials say they are making efforts to abide by the rules.
www.aegis.com /news/ads/1988/AD881745.html   (456 words)

 BBC NEWS | In pictures: An Iranian bathhouse
Public bathhouses are an ancient tradition in Iran that in many areas still form part of people's daily lives.
The Ebrahim Khan bathhouse in the south-eastern province of Kerman is run by Hamid Iranpak.
A prince of the Qajar dynasty whose family ruled Kerman for generations, Khan built the bathhouse and surrounding complex in the early 19th Century.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/05/middle_east_an_iranian_bathhouse/html/1.stm   (81 words)

 The Body: Bye-bye "Bathhouse?"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A man walks into a bathhouse, the social and sexual Grand Central for the gay community.
Soon, bathhouses will be one convenient place to be tested for those diseases.
Bathhouses have always been a sanctuary for gay men.
www.thebody.com /apla/apr00/bathhouse.html   (691 words)

 Hospitality Net - Industry News - BATHHOUSE Spa in THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Acclaimed for Creative Design and ...
In designing the 15,000 square-foot BATHHOUSE Spa, the Richardson Sadeki design team was charged with creating something truly unique to Las Vegas, but they went a step further and set a new precedent for the entire spa industry.
On BATHHOUSE's main level, areas of repose, where only the sounds of water emanate, complement communal areas where water is used to refresh and relax through hot-and-cold plunge pools and open rainfalls.
BATHHOUSE represents a dramatic departure from the expected, and mirrors the understated luxury and clean, unfettered lines of its elegant host, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.
www.hospitalitynet.org /news/4023507.html   (581 words)

 Hot Springs NP: A Chronology of Hot Springs Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Bathhouses off the Reservation, running from south to north on both sides of Central Avenue north of the Fountain Street intersection, were the Old Hot Springs Bathhouse, the Grand Central Hotel and Bathhouse, the Rockafellow bathhouse, and the Avenue Hotel.
Maurice Bathhouse manager Relyea was given permission to put a waterproof coating on the concrete sun deck, which had "not proven satisfactory." He was also to remove 96 arbor vitae trees in boxes placed there to enhance the sun deck.
The Ozark Sanatorium Bathhouse contract was transferred to the Methodist Hospital of Arkansas on the 29th.
www.nps.gov /hosp/expanded/newhotsprings/history/chronology2.htm   (12543 words)

 Beacon Press: Reading Group Guides: The Bathhouse
Farnoosh Moshiri's The Bathhouse is a chilling and strikingly moving narrative of a girl haphazardly caught in the claws of an extremist political regime.
The protagonist of The Bathhouse is not based on a specific person, but she is modeled on many girls, who were very young and were arrested.
The Bathhouse begins with the narrator menstruating, while the guards are taking her to prison.
www.beacon.org /client/readguide/8357rg.cfm   (5801 words)

 'Taking the waters' at historic bathhouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The bathhouses, built between 1911 and 1939, served both wealthy health-seekers as well as veterans and the indigent, whose access to the waters was mandated by the federal government.
A stroll along Bathhouse Row to see the buildings -- ranging in style from Spanish Mission to neoclassical, with tiles, columns and statues -- still evokes their former grandeur.
The Fordyce, another old bathhouse down the street from the Buckstaff, is now a visitor center for the national park, complete with historical exhibits.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05234/556799.stm   (941 words)

 Bathhouse Row | Hot Springs, Arkansas Attractions - City Guide of Activities, Entertainment and Tourism
Sitting at the heart of Hot Springs National Park, Bathhouse Row offers a unique glimpse into the role of Hot Springs in "The Golden Age of Bathing" and the health spa craze of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
During their heyday, the bath houses were a popular destination with wealthy and indigent alike from around the globe seeking help from the hot spring waters for a variety of aliments, including rheumatism.
Today, Bathhouse Row is a centerpiece of the national park, which was formed in 1832 to preserve the natural thermal springs, and is designated a National Historic Landmark District that encompasses not only the bath houses, but also the hot springs, the Grand Promenade and Stevens Balustrade.
www.hotspringsattractions.com /pages/bathhouserow.html   (1037 words)

 A new life for the Alki Bathhouse
The bathhouse was all that remained of a sprawling 1911 waterfront pavilion with locker rooms for bathers, a gym, a cafe, clubrooms and a viewing balcony.
Sharon Ackerlund, a watercolor and acrylic artist who started painting at the Alki Bathhouse seven years ago, said she will probably miss the casual atmosphere when artists had the run of the place.
Wayne Johnson, president of Friends of the Alki Bathhouse, said people are still trying to figure out how to strike a balance so one user group doesn't end up dominating the new space.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/214315_bathhouse03.html   (876 words)

Bathhouses in the Philippines operate discreatly underground as it is a favorite raids and arrests.
"Bathhouse" is about the ideals of a young gay about to fall in love and the practicality of a matured gay about to retire from a life of cruising.
"Bathhouse" seeks to expose the cruel world that gays have weaved within the dark stingy walls of quasi-bathhouse in the Philippines.
www.kabayancentral.com /video/others/cpotbathh.html   (679 words)

 Party is still on at L Street bathhouse - The Boston Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The venue dispute began this spring, shortly after Boston organizers, intent on holding delegation galas in outlying neighborhoods, assigned New York to a clambake on the beach in front of the bathhouse.
The L Street Bathhouse was built in 1931 by Mayor James Michael Curley, who was apparently responsible for the maxim etched in stone above the door: "Cleanliness of body is due reverence to God."
Menino defended the bathhouse yesterday, calling it a "historical site over there" and "a great place for people from all over the country to go and bathe in the summertime and the spring."
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/06/12/party_is_still_on_at_l_street_bathhouse   (573 words)

 Bathhouse (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Hinsdale's bathhouse has been rated by the State of New Hampshire as one of the top two cleanest campground bathhouse facilities in the state.
Our bathhouse is well-lit, well-ventilated, and conveniently located immediately adjacent to the pool and close to the tent sites.
Adjacent to the bathhouse, we also have a laundry area with a coin operated washer and dryer, as well as a large wash sink for cleaning pots and pans.
www.campingnow.com.cob-web.org:8888 /content/facilities/bathhouse.html   (120 words)

 Bathhouse Blues | Gay Asian Male Blog of my experiences in a Gay Bathhouse | Gay Sauna | Gay Steambath | Gay Tubs
But there are hardly any books written about the politics and the whole culture that takes place behind the doors at a bathhouse.
Bathhouse Diaries (Bathhouse Blues) is in no way responsible for or has any control over the content on any of the external web site links featured on this website.
The essays written are real life stories that have taken place in a Bathhouse.
www.bathhouseblues.com   (486 words)

 Bathhouse just needs scrub, says candidate
With their little arms raised high in the air, about 50 children stood on the steps of the abandoned Baruch Houses bathhouse in the Lower East Side on Monday afternoon in the rain, shouting chants and holding homemade poster board signs in support of Michael Beys, a candidate for City Council in District 2.
The bathhouse, first built in 1901, housed an outdoor pool as well as separate showers and tubs for men and women.
As early as 1998 or 1999, Lopez, acting on her own, contacted the Parks Department several times to request that the Baruch Houses’; bathhouse be landmarked and renovated, but was told that the bathhouse was not a department priority, Ress said.
www.thevillager.com /villager_120/bathhousejustnedsscrub.html   (705 words)

 Eye Weekly - Bathhouse raid a sexist outrage - 09.21.00
In case you don't know what a gay bathhouse is, here's a primer: you pay your fee and cruise.
After about an hour wait, the officers entered the bathhouse, strolled around and took the names and addresses of 10 women in an obvious attempt to intimidate them.
They had established a haven -- a safe, private space to explore their sexuality (which is still held in contempt by most of society) -- and these police officers violated it.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_09.21.00/columns/pink.html   (789 words)

 bathhouse spa at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Nevada - VEGAS.com
The 14,000-square-foot bathhouse spa at THEhotel is unlike any other spa you'll find in Las Vegas -- not only in its design, but in the unique services it offers.
The bathhouse massage rooms all have private showers so guests can rinse off immediately after their treatments.
The bathhouse's signature treatment, which you won't find at any other spa in Vegas, is the Scents-of-You service.
www.espanol.vegas.com /spas/thehotel.html   (606 words)

 Golden Gardens Park bathhouse reopens
The original bathhouse was built with a changing room, storage facility and a lifeguard station to serve beachgoers' needs.
The students put on weekly concerts and are committed to the vitality of the bathhouse, commonly known as "Brick:House," where they volunteer.
The renovation of the Golden Gardens bathhouse makes it more accessible to all kinds of programs and "has the potential to be even more," said Davidya Kasperzyk, a member of the project advisory team.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/179101_nsecondary23.html   (960 words)

 Visiting Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park - Associated Content
Hoping to restore Bathhouse Row to its former splendor of the 1920s, the government is now trying to interest private developers in leasing the former bathhouses for commercial ventures.
The government let private companies build bathhouses around the springs at the end of the 19th century; some were simple structures for the masses, and others luxurious, elaborate bathhouse hotels for the wealthy.
The government maintained a bathhouse of its own that was free to all who wanted to come.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/4347/visiting_bathhouse_row_at_hot_springs.html   (566 words)

 Jemez Springs Bathhouse
In summers past the Jemez Springs Bath House became the hub of the Valley, with people coming from miles around to take advantage of the healing powers of the natural hot mineral springs.
The bathhouse had a large swimming pool fed by the hot mineral springs for all to enjoy but has since been filled in.
Many wish the pool was still there, but the large cement tubs still afford comfort to those who still seek the healing waters.
www.jemezspringsbathhouse.com   (156 words)

 Amazon.com: The Bathhouse: Books: Farnoosh Moshiri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
She is put in a cell with several others--the pregnant wife of a leftist, a professor and her aged mother, the mother of a young rebel, a surgeon, a younger teenager, and a madwoman--and let out only to be interrogated and tortured, to go to the toilet, or to shower once a week.
The language in The Bathhouse is simple, the dialogue taut, the tension immediate.' -Houston Chronicle '[A] gut-wrenching, eye-opening novel.
The Bathhouse might be an attempt to measure the depths of institutionalized evil.
www.amazon.com /Bathhouse-Farnoosh-Moshiri/dp/0807083577   (1784 words)

 Preservation Online: Story of the Week Archives: Bathing Beauties
A longtime magnet for students of modern architecture, the Trenton Bathhouse's pyramidal roofs and cruciform layout were inspired by Kahn's sketches of ancient ruins.
"The major issue with the bathhouse is that it was constructed of very standard, inexpensive materials of the time," says Michael Mills of the Princeton, N.J.-based architectural firm Ford, Farewell, Mills and Gatsch, which completed the study in the spring of 2003.
The Fordyce bathhouse has been converted into a visitor's center, and the Buckstaff bathhouse is still being used, but six other opulent, turn-of-the-last-century stone structures are vacant and deteriorating.
www.nationaltrust.org /Magazine/archives/arch_story/051404.htm   (1305 words)

 CD Baby: REBECCA ZAPEN: Japanese Bathhouse
Her nostalgic indie folk-pop has a sound that ranges from simple ukulele and vocals to lush arrangements of strings and brass, and musical accents from melodica and glockenspiel.
This is especially true with Rebecca’s CD "Japanese Bathhouse," which turned out to be a collection of the old and new.
The title track ‘Japanese Bathhouse’ has that Woody Allen vibe; musically it’s mix of clarinet and swing, and lyrically, it’s been a while since ‘thee’ and ‘ha-cha-cha’ were used in a contemporary pop song.
cdbaby.com /cd/zapen2   (2483 words)

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