Orchard Beach bathhouse north wing. I can imagine the terrace with lounge
chairs and guests sipping cool drinks while looking out over the beach and
the bay. On the first level were stores, food stands, and maybe some small
restaurants, plus the big restaurant in the center.
“The Orchard Beach pavilion, with its soaring square pillars and
glazed terra-cotta frieze, was more a stage set than a functional
building. Though a 500-seat cafeteria occupied the lower level, the bulk of
the building is for show, a grand backdrop that separates the vast parking
area from the beach ... Since 2009, when chunks of concrete started to fall
from the facade, the parks department has kept the public away from the
bathhouse, encircling it with a chain-link fence.” (NY
Times, April 4, 2014).