AKA: Los Baños Bathhouse, San Diego, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation complexes - public baths

Designers: Hebbard and Gill, Architects (firm); Irving John Gill (architect); William Sterling Hebbard (architect)

Dates: constructed 1897

D Street
San Diego, CA

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D Street became renamed "Broadway."

Building History

Done in the Mission Revival Style, this bathouse served a clientele in downtown San Diego, CA; according to historian, Bruce Kamerling, writing in the Journal of San Diego History, it "borrowed some of its details such as the entrance archway and terrace pavilions from Louis Sullivan's Transportation Building for Chicago's Columbian Exposition of 1893." (See Bruce Kamerling, "Hebbard & Gill Architects," Journal of San Diego History, vol. 36, nos. 2-3, Summer 1990, Irving J. Gill had worked for Sullivan previous to the Columbian Exposition, and worked on Sullivan's Transportation Building and Atwood's Fine Arts Palace.

PCAD id: 3470