On the Northwest Coast of San Francisco lies a ruin worthy of a visit. It’s called the Sutro Baths. Back in the late 1800′s, the Sutro Baths were a privately owned swimming pool complex of sorts. According to Wikipedia, it was a large glass and concrete structure that had 7 different pools; 1 fresh water pool and the other 6 with salt water that flowed in at high tide. The pools were heated to different temperatures so you could sit in the one that suited you best.Â Later a museum of oddities, concert hall and a ice rink were added, but nothing was able to keep it afloat.Â In 1966, the complex burned down and was soon demolished. All that remains now are the concrete bases of the pools and some beautiful scenery. The best part is that you can walk and explore the ruins to a certain degree…there is still water in the pools. Some areas have been roped off because of its obvious danger.
It’s a pretty interesting place.Â Check out these links for more information and pictures
Sutro Baths Recent pictures and links to other pages
More history – mentions the freaky sounding museum