Maurice Bathhouse

Then & Now
Black and white photograph of the Maurice from 1912. Modern day image of the Maurice Bathhouse.
The Maurice Bathhouse, 1912. NPS Photo/HOSP Archives
Maurice Bathhouse, 2020. NPS Photo



 
color photo of the Maurice from the north front side. It is a three story white stucco building of the California Modern style with large arched plate glass windows on all sides of the enclosed porch. Center of the roof you can see the skylight cover peaking over the top of the green tiled roof.
The massive Maurice Bathhouse was a close rival of the luxurious Fordyce.

NPS photo

Architecture & Design

Designed by architect George Gleim, Jr., the present Maurice Bathhouse was built by William (Billy) Maurice to replace an existing Victorian-style building, the Independent Bathhouse, later renamed the Maurice Bathhouse after owner Charles Maurice (William’s father). The present building opened for business on January 1, 1912. With a total floor space of 23,000 square feet, the three-story bathhouse had ample room for a complete range of services and amenities, including a gymnasium, staterooms, a roof garden, twin elevators, and in the 1930s a therapeutic pool, situated in the basement. It was the only bathhouse on the Row to have a pool. The Maurice closed in November 1974.

Today

The Maurice Bathhouse is vacant today and remains available for commercial leasing.

 
The top middle floor of the Maurice Bathhouse, with its wide windows was a favorite spot for the men to hang out after a refreshing bath
The inside of the wide, top middle floor of the Maurice Bathhouse today

NPS Photo/Mitch Smith

 
An active scene in front of the Fordyce Bathhouse; people sitting ,walking, and looking joyous.

Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row is home to the Park's historic bathhouses. Learn about what is available in each of the bathhouses today.

Sepia toned photograph of a historic bathtub in the Fordyce Bathhouse.

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Walking down bathhouse row, 2 historical figures are seen blended into a modern day photo.

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A view from West Mountain overlook looking across rolling hills with fall colored leaves.

Nature

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Three men from the mid-1800s are soaking in Corn Hole Spring.

People

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Last updated: October 2, 2020

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