Huron St. Public Bath (former) Improvements – Brooklyn NY

City:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Bathhouses

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1935

Quality of Information:
Minimal

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The federal Works Progress Administration undertook a $93,900 project starting in 1935 to modernize and otherwise improve several public (now-former) bath facilities in Brooklyn, NY. The public baths on Huron St. (a few hundred feet west of Manhattan Avenue, on the north side of the road) were constructed in 1903-4; the baths closed in 1960, but the building is still standing.

The facilities identified as part of the WPA project were:

  • 209 Wilson Ave.
  • Municipal Baths, Coney Island
  • Duffield Street
  • Hicks Street
  • Pitkin Ave.
  • Huron St.
  • Montrose Ave.

Source notes

National Archives RG 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]; Project Files; New York City (E 407); box 684; roll 3643; Official Project No. 65-97-40. https://brooklynrelics.blogspot.com/2013/12/public-bath-on-huron-street-greenpoint.html

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 9, 2014.

Location Info


Huron St.
Brooklyn, NY

Coordinates: 40.733019, -73.955871

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