Arlington Baths Glasgow, Baths Club Building, Charing Cross, Architect

Arlington Baths : Scotland’s oldest baths club

Glasgow Baths Building, Scotland – design by Sir John James Burnet

22 Jul 2012

Arlington Baths Glasgow

Glasgow Institution

Date built: 1870-71

Design: Sir John James Burnet

Location: Charing Cross, northwest of city centre

Historic photos (c1900):

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photos © Arlington Baths

Arlington Baths Club in Glasgow is the oldest club of its type in Scotland and possibly Europe.

Founded in 1870, it was originally designed by John Burnet, the father of Sir John James Burnet. It opened on the 1 August 1871 as the Arlington Swimming Club.

Contemporary photos from recent exhibition at the bath club by Tom Donald:

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photos © Tom Donald

The club is a significant Glasgow institution, and was developed and expanded over 30 years and is packed full of original Victorian features.

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photos © Tom Donald

The building will be open as part of this year’s Doors Open Days weekend.

Atmospheric paintings by Lesley Banks:

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photos © Lesley Banks

Address: Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street Glasgow G3 6DT

Contact Arlington Baths Club: 0141 332 6021

There is an archive about Arlington Baths dating right back to 1870 which is deposited at the Mitchell Library. It has lots of fascinating material including the original suggestion books, membership books, board meeting minutes, memorabilia.

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photos © Arlington Baths

Lesley Banks is a Glasgow Art School graduate. One of her paintings is in Kelvingrove. She did a series on the Arlington. Here’s her link -http://www.lesleybanks.com/picture_gallery/ArlingtonGallery.htm

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photos © Lesley Banks

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Baths_Club

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/ArlingtonBathsClub?ref=ts

Website: http://www.arlingtonbaths.co.uk

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