Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Parramatta, The Bath House

The Bath House is a historic structure in Parramatta Park, in the western suburb of Parramatta. It was designed by Colonial Architect S. L. Harris and built in 1823 for Governor Thomas Brisbane. Water was pumped into it from the nearby river, while used water was run off into a nearby duck pond. In 1886, the bath house was converted to a pavillion for picnics or as a bandstand. Unfortunately the domes and turret were removed at this time.

16 comments:

  1. I know your blog and I'll stay a while to see the beautiful images of your country.

    A greeting from Spain

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  2. Interesting!
    Have a great day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. Hmm..interesting structure and would make a nice picnic shelter.

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  4. Always interesting history along with a picturesque photo.

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  5. Wow that is very interesting. I wonder who take a bath here before it is converted to a picnic shelter. ^_^
    Visiting from Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA


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    1. I believe it would have been built for the Governor to use.

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  6. Hello Jim, Thanks for your visit. I am thinking of the countless people who enjoyed their bath in such a bath house. All these years and it still exists. Very interesting and the photo is very good.

    Jeanne

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  7. cool structure.....loved hearing the history....

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  8. Very good picture, and interesting story about the history of the Bath House. I'm a frequent train traveller and I've seen this round building many times over the years. I was very curious about it. I'd love to go there and visit the park and see the Bath House and go in it. Thankyou. 😊

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  9. It looks Beautiful. Kinda Surreal, and Magical and Mystical. I've seen this round building many times over the years from the train. I was very curious about it. Thankyou

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    1. No worries, Leonie. Happy to be of assistance.

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  10. I wonder if the plumbing remains under the sandstone?

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