SPECIAL THANKS TO CURATOR JOHN CONNERS, IMAGES FROM THE GEORGE S. BOLSTER COLLECTION
Rarely Seen Photos of
OLD SARATOGA Springs
WRITTEN BY CHARLIE KUENZEL, PERMISSION FROM SARATOGA SPRINGS HISTORY MUSEUM
The Hall of Springs was originally built as a place for people to sample mineral water. Part of the Spa State Park, it was originally built in 1935 and had three round dispenser areas in the main room to serve three different waters.
Located across the street from High Rock Park, the High Rock bath house was originally the Magnetic Bath House just remodeled. It was condemned in 1918 and work to build the Washington Bath House started.
This bath house was supplied at a rate of 20,000 gallons/day, by the White Sulfur Spring which was tubed in 1868. The bath house had 50 rooms that offered hot and cold baths as well as mud baths.
Franklin Square houses can be seen in the distance with the rail lines at the corner of Railroad Place and Division Street. The rail station was located to the right of the image and was moved to it's current location on West Avenue in the mid 1900s.
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