Oral History Archive

Filtering by bathhouses back to all
Jeffrey Eisenmesser
Former teacher at Mark Twain Junior High School recalls his Coney Island memories
Boris Kotlyar
Mermaid Spa founder talks about bringing the Russian banya tradition to Coney Island
Jose Beth Smolensky
Juilliard trained musician whose family owned Washington Baths
Jan Brown
A Brooklyn native's boyhood memories of Washington Baths and Steeplechase Park
Joseph Svehlak
Fond memories of Coney Island
Harry Gans
Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Marty Reich
Locker Boy at Oriole Baths
Melissa Rosson Rappaport
Architectural preservationist
Harold Blumenthal
Offers perspectives on both the heyday and decay of Coney Island
Moire Cuite and Elizabeth O'Boyle
Recollections of summers spent at the Ocean Tide beach club near Sea Gate