Turkish baths at Lochhead Hydropathic Establishment, 1861

Lochhead Turkish Baths

The baths were designed by the architect, Mr H H Hay in oriental style—although Hay himself would have preferred a more 'thoroughly English' approach. He was able to follow this preference only in the interior of the building because, as he explained to members of the Liverpool Architectural Society, he 'was employed to build Turkish baths and Turkish baths they had to be'.

< Detail from image in: Aberdeen in Bygone Days / Robert Anderson. — Aberdeen : 1910)

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