Jan. 12, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
The former bath house at 139 Huron Street is currently being converted into a nine-unit condominium building, with some units priced in the millions.
Christian Pompa, president of Caro Enterprises and owner of the site, said construction began last month, and is expected to finish in the spring or summer of 2019. He added that the price range for the units, spread out through four stories, will range from $750,000 to $3.3 million.
The first floor of the 50 foot-tall building will see two apartments, along with the lower half of two duplexes that will go up to the second floor. The third floor will see the most units, with four planned for the level. The top floor will have a single apartment, outfitted with an exterior terrace.
The nine units combined will take up 9,984 square feet of space in the building.
The building, which had been used as an auto part storage facility in recent years, began as a public bath house when it opened in the early 1900s. The bath house saw more than a thousand people a day at its peak, but underwent a tremendous drop in numbers by 1959, according to the New York Times.
The bath house closed in 1960, and was left to the city to be auctioned off.
A rendering of the upcoming building shows elements of the bath house mixed with new materials. The “erected” and “A.D. 1903” signage, for instance, will stay and form part of the new building, along with the pillars and other features of its outer facade. A street light is also shown coming from the upper level of the building.