The second Carnegie Baths, Dunfermline, Scotland

Carnegie Baths, Dunfermline

When it became clear that Carnegie's gift of the Schoolend Road baths had become so popular with the people of Dunfermline that they were too small, Carnegie gave a further £45,000 for a second set of baths and a gymnasium—a Christmas present to the town.

These baths, in nearby Pilmuir Street, were designed by French-born Edinburgh architect Hippolyte Jean Blanc (1844–1917) and opened on 31 March 1905. Both buildings included Turkish baths.

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Carnegie's Pilmuir Street Baths in Dunfermline,
mentioned on page 160 of my book
Victorian Turkish Baths
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by Malcolm Shifrin

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Historic England 2015
The University of Chicago Press 2016
ISBN: 978-1-84802-230-0

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