The Chair City Steam Bath of Gardner, MA was built in 1922 to serve what was once a large Finnish population in the area. The Finns have a strong belief in the benefits of steam for cleansing and relaxation, and the Chair City Steam Bath was once one of 12 steam baths in Gardner.

A 90 year old Finn and weekly customer, Paul Teittinen, is interviewed. The proprietor’s name is Kevin Knight.

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