Monday, October 25, 2010
Jones Beach West Bath House
The West Bath House at Jones Beach, designed by Herbert Magoon (and Robert Moses) c. 1930 in Wantagh. This was the first of the two bath houses to be built and helped fulfill Moses' vision of recreational palaces beside the ocean. The bath house has thousands of lockers, a swimming/diving pool and wading pool, and numerous food concessions. For more information on Robert Moses or the development of Jones Beach, I obviously have to recommend 'The Power Broker' by Robert Caro.