nps photo by Gail Sears
The Quapaw Bathhouse opened in 1922. It is the longest on Bathhouse Row, occupying the site of two previous bathhouses. Vacant since 1984, it is the first to be leased for adaptive use. It will open as a family oriented spa in late June 2008. Read more about it.
Did You Know?
The Public Health Service operated a venereal disease clinic in the Government Free Bathhouse (1922-1948) in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. It was one of the first facilities in the United States to use penicillin. In 1948, the clinic transferred to the nearby Camp Garraday Transient Camp.