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July 14, 2010 Mid-Century Modern

Modern Snapshot: Mid-Century Cooling in Berkeley Springs

A mid-18th Century place to cool down in Berkeley Springs contrasts with a more modern way seen below.

Berkeley Springs State Park in West Virginia features two mid-century ways to relax and cool off from the summer heat–one is mid-18th Century and the other is mid-20th Century. You can take a plunge in George Washington’s Bath Tub (c. 1748). At age 16, the first president was part of a team surveying the western areas of Lord Fairfax’s real estate empire. And just across the small park, you’ll find a much more modern swimming pool with flat-roof pool house.