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Maurice and Libbey Request for Proposals

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Date: October 23, 2012
Contact: Superintendent's Office, 501-623-2824

National Park Service issues Requests for Proposals to lease
historic buildings in Hot Springs National Park

The National Park Service will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) October 23 to solicit proposals from the private sector for long-term leases of two historic buildings in Hot Springs National Park - the Maurice Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row and the Libbey Bathhouse on Reserve and Spring Streets.

The proposals may be submitted starting October 23, 2012 and all proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. (CST) April 30, 2013.

The two bathhouse buildings were built between 1912 and 1922 and range in size from over 20,000 square feet to almost 23,000 square feet.

Parties interested in obtaining an RFP should contact the National Park Service by mail at Hot Springs National Park, 101 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901, or by phone at 501-623-2824. RFP's will be also available for download from the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/hosp/parkmgmt/index.htm

Did You Know?

Black and white photo of the Government Free Bathhouse with a ranger walking on the sidewalk in front.

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.