The Turkish bath at The Retreat, York:
estimate of the building cost

Estimate for cost of Turkish baths at The Retreat
< Reproduced courtesy of the Borthwick Institute for Archives: Retreat archive

At its meeting on 16 February 1875, The Retreat's Committee of Management instructed its architect, Edward Taylor (c.18291908), to work with the new Superintendent Robert Baker in drawing up plans for a Turkish bath at a cost not to exceed 1,400 including equipment and furnishing.

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an estimate of the cost of building a Turkish bath at The Retreat,
mentioned on page 196 of my book
Victorian Turkish Baths
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VICTORIAN TURKISH BATHS

by Malcolm Shifrin

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

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