Charles Shepard opened the first Turkish bath in the United States in this building on 3 or 6 October 1863.
Originally the baths only occupied No. 63, Columbia Street (on the left of the building), but in 1867 a new Men's bath was opened next door at No. 65, while the original baths at No. 63 were converted for use by women.
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