Sutro Baths - The Posy Collection
Complete kit includes fabric, floss, needle , chart, instructions and color photo of finished project..
Billed as "the largest salt water natatorium in the world," the Sutro Baths opened to the public in 1896. Featuring six salt water pools with water at different temperatures, as well as a spring-fed fresh water pool, all enclosed beneath a three-acre roof of glass panels, the complex also boasted more than 500 dressing rooms, a concert hall, a museum, seating for 8,000 spectators, and, for a time, an ice skating rink. Constructed next to the Cliff House, this comprehensive amusement facility was the brainchild of Adolph Sutro, an immigrant from Prussia and one-time mayor of San Francisco. His dream was create a site that would provide affordable and wholesome activity for the people of nearby San Francisco. The pools were closed in 1953, and the entire structure was destroyed by fire in 1966. Today, Cliff House visitors can see the Sutro Baths ruins and imagine the excitement experienced by adults and children alike, years ago.; 7" x 4.5"; Aida; 18ct