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Belle Isle Bathers: 1910

Belle Isle Bathers: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Bath house at Belle Isle." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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This bath house was built in 1894. Detroit grew quickly then, and when this bath house was overwhelmed, the city built a new one in 1910. Demand grew so much that the city decided to keep both. They're both gone, except for one piece of the new bath house:

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