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20th Street Recreation Center (20th Street Bath House)

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20th Street Bath House
1908, Robert Willison. 1011 20th SI. (at Curtis St.)

To scrub away some of the city's pungent frontier heritage, Mayor Speer proposed this brick box with sparse Neoclassical frosting. Still open to the public for swimming, billiards, basketball, aerobics, and arts programs, it commemorates the progressive commitment of the City Beautiful era to improving the lives of all citizens.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "20th Street Recreation Center (20th Street Bath House)", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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