Berkeley Springs Treasure Tour:
Park Superintendent’s Office
South of the swimming pool stands a small brick building which began life as as a rough frame structure in this area described in 1787 as a “Poor People’s Bath”. The Bath Trustees Minutes indicate that in 1845 the current brick structure was built for 10 to 12 shower, spout and artificial warm baths. In 1885 it was identified as hot baths then converted to rest rooms in 1930.
The trim around the roof dates to the Victorian period. Today, the building also houses the park superintendent’s office. Like the Roman Bath House, the original frame version of this building is claimed as a James Rumsey construction.
Outside the south edge of this building is an 80’ tulip poplar selected to represent West Virginia by the American Beautification Fund and White House Millennium Council in 2001 because it witnessed and reflects the heritage of the town and springs.