this house always interested me..the yard was filled with junk..old cars..and other junk..it gave the appearence of being abandoned but someone clearly lived there
the area became prime real estate..mcmansions went up and taxes went up..i knew this houses wouldent last....i went by and saw it was finally empty
the 1st floor was a neat gloomy house
rooms that feel like a horror movie
all the lights hung poorly..surpised there wasent a fir from them..
see more of that in a bit
the upstairs was nthing but an attic...no bedrooms or bathroom..this was a single floor home..
a wood burning heater...thats an old way to heat a house
the last thing still hanging that shows the personality of the owner
odd old stained glass
not sure what that is...
..the dead and prarie home companion
There are a few male voices caught inside one seems like another lanuage
The public bath, constructed in the style of Art Nouveau, consists of three pools (two for men, one for women). Additionally, it had several showers, steam- and public baths and even an own bath for dogs. It was opened in 1914 after a construction time of three years (1911 - 1913). In the same year it was shortly closed due to the start of World War I. The entry prices at that time were between 10 - 40 pfennig (former German currency).
During WW II the swimming pool was protected due to different air raid precautions, which contained mainly brownout through covering the windows with curtains or cardboards. Some lamps and windows were also coated with paint. Below the consisted several bomb shelters for the nearby population. Despite all measurement, the building was largely destoryed due to several bombings. After the war it had to be reconstructed, which took around 15 years until it was completed totally. In the 1970s the number of visitors decreased steadily, due to a lack of investments, which made the baths more and more unattractive compared to other, more modern swimming pools. In the year 1994 the baths was closed and hasnÂ´t been opened until today. It was temporarily used for popular techno parties in the 90's but the future is still uncertain.
A re-use as a swimming pool has been considered to be unprofitable so far. It´s a pity to see such amazing architecture in the state of decay.