NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – City officials said public bath house No. 4 in Yonkers is structurally unsound and needs to be demolished, but one resident is fighting to save it from the wrecking ball.
“It should be considered historically before we make the decision to remove it,” said Terry Joshi, who applied for the building to be declared a landmark.
The building was built in 1925 and once used as a bath house and for recreation. The building was available for all local residents.
“It is sort of a Moorish influence. It has those lovely Spanish rounded tiles on the roof. It has Moorish-influence arched windows over the front façade,” Joshi said.
Despite the architectural influence, the City still wants it gone and called the building unsound—something that Joshi isn’t buying.
“It’s a little unclear as to what’s wrong with the building,” Joshi said. “This is a piece of American history, not just Yonkers history.”