Public Baths

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

Asser Levy Place at East 23rd Street

ARCHITECT: Brunner & Aiken

DATE: 1904-06

STYLE: Neo-Classical Roman

East Village Manhattan Neo-Classical Roman

The one-story red brick building with its limestone base and ornamental details is roughly cross-shaped in plan. The entrance block faces Asser Levy Place. Its front facade is strikingly accented by four pairs of free-standing columns which flank two entrances-one for each sex.

The Public Baths are an exceptionally handsome example of the neo-Classical Roman style of architecture. They employ an interesting contrast of materials and a wealth of carved detail, and  enhance the site and the neighborhood. They have served a most necessary community function for many years and continue to do so as an indoor neighborhood swimming pool.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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