11th Street Public Bath, 538 East 11th St. This elaborate Beaux-Arts style bathhouse, located between avenues A and B, was completed in 1906 to alleviate sanitary problems in the City’s tenements, few of which had baths or showers. The limestone-clad structure was meant to stand out as an example of civic pride. It was used as a public bath until the 1950s, and purchased in 1995 by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams and converted into a fashion and corporate photography studio. It was also used as a location shot for the film, Ragtime.