Charles Bartholomew's second Bristol Establishment

Bartholomew's Turkish Baths in Bristol

This was the largest of Bartholomew's establishments, opened in 1859, and was to become the headquarters of his chain. The baths survived until at least 1955.

The building was originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the reign of William IV. It was built for passengers arriving from America in the famous 'Great Western' steamship, and coaches were provided for the journey to London.

The baths were demolished in 1982 although the façade was retained for the new office block now known as Brunel House and providing accommodation for the Bristol City Council's Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Health Departments.

This postcard is from the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project

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