vintage mural ads & other signage by Frank H. Jump & friends
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Posted in: Brooklyn Waterfront, Greenpoint, Public Baths.
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Very cool – any idea what it’s currently being used as?
Wow. Would love to see shots of the interior…
[...] As you can see 143 Huron fits in seamlessly with its neighbors: a three story house with chartreuse aluminum siding and a Neoclassical bath house dating from 1903. [...]
Richard- Not a clue what kind of use this building is getting or what’s planned for it. If things go as the trend, it will be demolished unless it can be made a landmark.
KS- Let’s break in together and do it!
Great piece Miss Heather about the anachronism next door!
[...] favorite things in Greenpoint were. I rattled off the old Meserole Theater on Manhattan Avenue, the bath house on Huron Street, the glory that is the Beadel Street House of Leopard Print and [...]
Many of the homes on Green Street and outlying Streets were not equipped with warm water or showers or tubs. Coal and kerosene was used to heat these homes. Both me and my sister used this bath house and it was a sheer luxury. Inside was tiled and indivdual stalls and seats. Also you could buy soap, and indeed it was male one side and female the other. There were people inside to accomodate you as far as renting towels too, (you brought your own). Many of the homes were built for immigrants as this was a ship building area. I loved and still love Greenpoint. It has changed dramatically, but for better? Who knows? I left it and returned recently to see off the last family loved one. Couldn’t wait to get back upstate the change was bettersweet. Condos and rents outrageous over a stinly East River and Newtown Creek. I just don’t get it.
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