Sutro Baths Ruins

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When you know the history of this place, you find its current state almost a tragedy. In 1890, Adolph Sutro wanted to build something that everyone, rich and poor, could enjoy. So, seven salt-water pools fed by the tides were constructed under a glass roof. He even showcased artifacts he picked up during his travels including mummies and stuffed exotic animals. A tram took people from the city to the baths. The cost of the tram ride and the visit to the pools was so cheap that it fell into financial ruin and then burned down under suspicious circumstances in 1966. Although just a shell of its former glory, the baths are still beautiful in a strange way almost like a newly discovered lost city.

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