Free Public Baths of the City of New York, East 11th Street Bath

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

538-540 East 11th Street

ARCHITECT: Arnold William Brunner

DATE: 1904-05

STYLE: Neo-Italian Renaissance

East Village Manhattan Neo-Italian Renaissance

This building was built between 1904 and 1905 and designed by prominent architect Arnold W. Brunner in the neo-Italian Renaissance style. The bath (as well as the other thirteen City-operated public baths opened between 1901 and 1914) was the result of hard-fought efforts made by progressive reformers beginning in 1840s New York that gained momentum in the last quarter of the nineteenth century when charitable organizations opened public baths for a small fee on the Lower East Side.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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