This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Sutro's Glass Palace: San Francisco’s Fabled Baths Evening Lecture/Seminar Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Code: 1NV073 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Materials for this program Handout Resize text Interior of Sutro Baths in San Francisco, 1896 Like a majestic ocean liner or a grand hotel, the Victorian-era Sutro Baths dazzled visitors with its over-the-top opulence and its many attractions: seven swimming pools filled with heated seawater, museum exhibits, restaurants, tropical plants, promenades, and seating for thousands of spectators, all covered by more than 100,000 square feet of glass. The creation of Comstock millionaire Adolph Sutro, this San Francisco landmark opened in 1894 and ended in fire in 1966. Once the debris was cleared, little remained of Sutro’s ambitious structure, which he intended to outshine the baths of Rome. Today, visitors explore its concrete ruins and mysterious tunnels, which are protected by the National Park Service. Historian John Martini tells the fascinating story of a vanished but enduring piece of urban history, and answers the inevitable question: "What was this place?” General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.