Today in History–March 14–the Library of Congress features the official opening of the Sutro Baths on this date in 1896. The Sutro Baths was an extravagant public bathhouse just north of Cliff House, another popular San Francisco attraction also owned by a former city mayor, Adolph Sutro. Learn more about these baths by the sea by visiting the Today in History section, then following the links below.
Sutro Baths from America’s Library
- Ten Thousand for a Swim – John Harris, a Negro, Sues Adolph Sutro for Damages – Refused Admission to the Bathing Pools at the Cliff House The San Francisco Call, 01 Aug. 1897
- Negroes Claim Civil Rights – They Insist Upon Equal Privileges in Public Baths The San Francisco Call, 02 Aug. 1897