Save the Maurice Bathhouse
The Maurice Bathhouse was completed in 1912 with a front sun parlor added in 1915. It was patterned after contemporary European spas and was one of the best-equipped and luxurious early 20th-century American Bathhouses.
On the third floor, a craftsman style den was added with stained glass ceiling and a frieze entitle “Dutch Life”, hand painted by artist Frederick Wernicke. The room was dubbed the “Roycroft Den” to commemorate Elbart Hubbard, founder of the Roycrofters craftsman design studio, who died on the Lustania.
The fund raising focus of the Friends is the Maurice Bathhouse, the last bathhouse in need of renovation. Our goal is $500,000 to cover the cost of returning the sun porch, lobby and the Roycroft Den to their original historical state.