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
Date built: 1870-71
Design: Sir John James Burnet
Location: Charing Cross, northwest of city centre
Historic photos (c1900):
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:
The club is a significant Glasgow institution, and was developed and expanded over 30 years and is packed full of original Victorian features.
The building will be open as part of this year’s Doors Open Days weekend.
Atmospheric paintings by 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.
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
Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Baths_Club
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/ArlingtonBathsClub?ref=ts
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Glasgow Transport Museum
photograph : Alan McAteer
Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
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