City Baths: Cnr Swanston Street and Franklin Street, MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : City Baths
LocationAddress: Cnr Swanston Street and Franklin Street
City Baths is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1903
Original use: Public
Current use: Commercial
number of floors : 3
Built in the Edwardian period in the Art Noveau style
Polychrome brickwork, and a similar set of Arts and Crafts domes as the old Queen Victoria hospital futher down Swanston Street. An eclectic mix of non-historical features and freestyle forms.
The City Baths were erected by Swanson Bros builders in 1903-04 to competition-winning designs by the architect J.J. Clark. The bathhouse, consisting of separate segregated male and female pools, slipper baths, spray baths, Jewish Mikva baths and Turkish Baths, was constructed of red brick with cement render mouldings in a late classically derived style and features a prominent entrance staircase and domed corner pavilions. The pattern of fenestration uses both arched and rectangular openings. Some alterations to the internal structure have been made over the years.Architect: J.J Clark
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