Today in History: Sutro Baths & Cliff House

Beaches. Cliff House in San Francisco

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

Sutro Baths image set

Sutro Baths films

Sutro baths, Cliff House, Sutro Heights (1898)

Sutro Baths historical newspaper coverage

Cliff House historical newspaper coverage

Cliff House image set

San Francisco, California primary source collections