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Milford in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace

 
 
Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
1. Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace Marker
Inscription. The swimming pool (1923 - 1925) was one of the first landscape features added by Gifford and Cornelia Pinchot when they moved into Grey Towers. It was designed by family friend and designed Chester Aldrich of Delano & Aldrich, who incorporated many of Cornelia's suggestions/

The Pinchot's used the pool and surrounding terrace to relax and entertain their many guests.

Originally the pool was relatively isolate and separated from the mansion with a service road and utilitarian buildings. Cornelia's addition of the Fingerbowl and Marble Court helped incorporate it into the estate grounds.
 
Location. 41° 19.714′ N, 74° 49.122′ W. Marker is in Milford, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from Grey Towers Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford PA 18337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bait Box (a few steps from this marker); The Finger Bowl (within shouting distance of this marker); The Letter Box (within shouting distance of this marker); "Grey Towers" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gifford Pinchot (approx. 0.3 miles away);

View from the terrace image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
2. View from the terrace
Milford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Fauchère (approx. one mile away); Pike County (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Milford.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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