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Hot Springs Bath House and Pool

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1891, Theodore von Rosenberg. 1993–1994, restoration-expansion, Caudill Gustafson Ross and Associates. 401 N. River St. (southeast corner of Grand Ave. and 6th St.)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

The Viennese architect hired by Walter Devereux designed this Romanesque Revival bathhouse with a skin of Peach Blow sandstone. The original upstairs smoking parlor, reading room, and casino are now rehabilitated as private health club facilities. The basement Roman baths with porcelain tubs and the plebeian wooden bathhouse have not survived. An addition borrows the pitches of its gables and mansard from Rosenberg's original, with a sandstone base and stuccoed walls that carry the style better than the boxy 1950s additions on the east. The pool (1888, Theodore von Rosenberg) is fed by hot mineral waters. The 405-footlong main pool and warmer 100-foot pool are promoted as the world's largest natural outdoor hot springs.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Hot Springs Bath House and Pool", [Glenwood Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-GF02.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 480-481.

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