243 East 109th Street Public Bath
The bath at this site was built to serve what was then one of New York's numerous "Little Italy" neighborhoods of Italian immigrants and was equipped with 122 showers, seven tubs, marble partitions and floors, and hot and cold filtered water. The building was presumably demolished in the early 1960s for the construction of P.S. 83, the Munoz Rivera School. Munoz Rivera was an early 20th century Puerto Rican politician most notable for getting the 1917 Jones Act passed which granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans and created bicameral Puerto Rican legislature similar to the U.S. Congress.
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