Baltimore Avenue Curiosity Tour

Proposal 02 – Southeastern Pennsylvania Public Bath Authority

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Baltimore Avenue and 40th Street

"Communal bathing in public facilities was an important and essential part of Roman life, and formed part of the daily routine for all classes."

"Roman males gratified themselves with youthful slaves. It’s thought that in the baths, freed men wore a talisman around their necks to make it clear their naked bodies were touchable."

"Males in the United States retain urine by exhaustive force for an average of over 45 minutes each day, habitually risking damage such as urinary tract infections, as well as more serious afflictions, such as cancer of the kidneys."


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