Wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of San Francisco (1894-1896), Adolph Sutro built the baths in the 1890's. It was the first and biggest water park in the world. A concert hall seating 8,000, 7 swimming pools of all different temperatures, 2 million gallons of water, and later, an ice skating rink all resided in this luxurious palace replete with staircases, 500 rooms, and palm trees. It burned down in 1966. This is what stands today. Film directed by Barton Bishoff. Music is Maurice Ravel's String Quartet in F Major, Allegro moderato - Très doux. For more: yabloka.blogspot.com/2010/02/ruined.html

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