Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Bathhouse Row is a collection of eight historic bathhouse structures built in the 1910s and 1920s. This area is unique to the National Park system in that the natural resources historically have been harnessed and used rather than preserved in their natural state. The only area of its kind in the country, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two of the bathhouses are still in active use, one as a bathhouse and one as the Park Visitor Center. The other six bathhouses had been vacant since the early to mid 1980s.
Our project provided restoration work in primary historic areas, and shell and core level rehabilitation of all the structures, totaling 105,000 sf. The work was focused on correcting problems caused by high humidity and settlement. Construction restored the main interior historic spaces to their period of significance and rehabilitated the remaining rooms for lease or concession contract.
The scope of work for the six vacant bathhouses included: