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Hot Springs National Park, Bathhouse Row, Fordyce Bathhouse: Mechanical & Piping Systems, State Highway 7, 1 mile north of U.S. Highway 70, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR



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B&W Photos

HB55092
Plenum Interior, Showing Heating Coils And By-pass

HB55093
Elevator Drive, Cable Motor, Circuit Box,

HB55094
Circuit Box Detail.

HB55095
Detail Of Elevator Drum And Drive.

HB55096
Horizontal Cooled-water Storage Tanks.

HB55097
Tube-in-shell Boilers.

HB55098
Blower And Motor.

HB55099
Squirrel-cage Fans.

HB55100
High Power Spray In Men's Steam Room.

HB55101
Needle Shower In Cooling Room.

HB55102
General View Of Men's Bath Hall.

HB55103
Elevator Doors And Cab.

HB55104
Detail Of Interior Of Elevator Shaft.

HB55105
Steam Cabinets & Sitz Bath In Steam Room.

HB55106
Fan House On Top Of Elevator Shaft.


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
1 mile north of U.S. Highway 70, Hot Springs, AR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AR-4-D
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-10).
Building/structure dates: 1915 initial construction
Significance: The Fordyce Bathhouse is part of Bathhouse Row, which represents a typical American Spa. The spring piping, heating and ventilation systems are examples of early twentieth century state-of-the-art technology.

Subjects
HVAC Systems
Piping (plumbing System Components)


Related Names
Prideaux-Brune, Diana, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PLENUM INTERIOR, SHOWING HEATING COILS AND BY-PASS
2. ELEVATOR DRIVE, CABLE MOTOR, CIRCUIT BOX,
3. CIRCUIT BOX DETAIL.
4. DETAIL OF ELEVATOR DRUM AND DRIVE.
5. HORIZONTAL COOLED-WATER STORAGE TANKS.
6. TUBE-IN-SHELL BOILERS.
7. BLOWER AND MOTOR.
8. SQUIRREL-CAGE FANS.
9. HIGH POWER SPRAY IN MEN'S STEAM ROOM.
10. NEEDLE SHOWER IN COOLING ROOM.
11. GENERAL VIEW OF MEN'S BATH HALL.
12. ELEVATOR DOORS AND CAB.
13. DETAIL OF INTERIOR OF ELEVATOR SHAFT.
14. STEAM CABINETS & SITZ BATH IN STEAM ROOM.
15. FAN HOUSE ON TOP OF ELEVATOR SHAFT.


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