|Brooklyn Lyceum - Public Bath No. 7 (227 4th Avenue Park Slope)|
|Public Bath No. 7 Entrance Pediments|
|Public Bath No. 7 Ornamental Details|
|Faux Drain Spout & Sea Creature with Trident|
Public Bath No. 7 has been repurposed a few times since it closed in 1937. In the 1940s the bathhouse was converted to a municipal gymnasium but closed again in the 1970s. Next, the building was used to house a transmission repair service. In 1994 the building was purchased by Eric Richmond with the intent to convert the structure into an office for a computer consulting business, commercial space for rent and possibly a location for a restaurant. Richmond turned Public Bath No. 7 into the Brooklyn Lyceum, a co-work and event space that hosts a range of of activities including classes, music events, film shoots, theater productions, weddings and more.
New York city had a total of 25 public baths, seven of which were located in Brooklyn. Below is a list that includes all of the Brooklyn public baths, as well as their fate from what I have been able to surmise by using information from various articles and by using Google Streetview.
Brooklyn Public Baths:Public Bath on Huron Street: Closed 1960 (Cowood Gilders)
Public Bath at 486 Hicks: Demolished 1941 (construction of the BQE) - Architect A. S. Hedman
Public Bath at 42 Duffield Street near Concorn Street: Demolished (Condos)
Public Bath at Wilson Avenue and Willoughby Avenue: Demolished
Public Bath at 1752 Pitkin Avenue: Existing, Closed 1949 (V.I.M.) - Architect A. S. Hedman
Public Bath No. 7 at Presidents Street: Existing, Closed 1937 & Landmarked 1984 (Brooklyn Lycium) - Architect Raymond F. Almirall
Public Bath at 14 Montrose Avenue near Union Avenue: Demolished (Walgreens)
|Thomas F. McAvoy Memorial|
- Williams, Marily Thornton Washing "The Great Unwashed" Public Baths in Urban America 1840-1920. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1991
- New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Public Bath No. 7 Designation Report. New York 11, September 1984.
- Morrone, Francis An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn. Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2001
- "Work Finished on Greenpoint Public Baths" Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 21 September, 1939.
- "Brooklyn Lyceum Slated for Auction" Brownstoner. Online. 5 February, 2013.
- Steinhauer, Jennifer "Old Bathhouse to Come Alive" New York Times 1994.
- Brooklyn Lyceum Website brooklynlyceum.ploud.com
- Mitchell, Kerrie "The Coldest Case" New York Times. Online. 20 August, 2006.