• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Then and Now

A black and white photo taken in 1937 of the area just east of the Bathhouse building.
Aquatic Park construction, grading around east skylights, San Francisco, Calif., December 7, 1937.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. P088-035.102p (SAFR 17866).
 
A recent color photo (2014) of the area adjacent to the Bathhouse building on the east side.
A view of the same area 77 years later. The photo was taken from the Bathhouse building upper deck on January 2, 2014.
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A black and white photo taken in 1938 showing a WPA construction site.
Aquatic Park construction, San Francisco, Calif., May 13, 1938.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, P88-035.139p (SAFR 17866).
 
A view of a walkway and section of beach in Aquatic Park.
A similar view of the same area 76 years later. This photo was taken from the  Bathhouse building upper deck on January 3, 2014.
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Did You Know?

A large, ship-shaped building with a red tile roof.

The Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, a Depression-era, Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, was completed in 1939. The art deco building includes tile mosaics of fish, marble floors that resemble a sea chart, and interior walls painted with murals depicting strange creatures of the deep. More...