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Boats and Music

 
 
Boats and Music Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
1. Boats and Music Marker
Inscription.  The Lakehouse that appears in these images is very different than the building that stands in front of you. The existing Lakehouse, designed by J. Russell White, was built of brick and terra cotta in 1929. It replaced the original 1875 wood structure attributed to Fredrick Brown, who also designed the similarly featured row houses behind you on Madison Avenue.

Although different in style, both buildings were intended to facilitate lake-related pastimes such as boating, fishing, and ice skating. The original structure housed a bandstand in its open central tower; today's tile-vaulted bandstand is located on the north side of the structure, facing a terraced hillside.

Want to know more? Visit the Washington Park
Conservancy exhibit at the Lakehouse or
www.washingtonparkconservancy.org
made possible by a grant from the Bender Family Foundation

 
Erected by Washington Park Conservancy and the Bender Family Foundation.
 
Location. 42° 39.387′ N, 73° 46.383′ 
Marker detail: 1875 Wooden Washington Park Lakehouse image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: 1875 Wooden Washington Park Lakehouse
W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Madison Avenue (U.S. 20) and New Scotland Avenue. Marker is located beside the walking path on the west side of Washington Park Lake, overlooking the Washington Park Lake House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany NY 12203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origins of the Albany Tulip Festival (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Henry Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away); Parading and Promenading (approx. 0.3 miles away); Albany Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Elms" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Townsend Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. About Washington Park. Washington Park is an “Olmstedian” park, incorporating many of the philosophical ideals used by Frederick Law Olmsted when he designed New York City’s Central Park. Notable Park features include the Lake House, footbridge, and various monuments. (Submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Washington Park Lakehouse. This Spanish Revival structure with outdoor stage was designed by Albany architect J. Russell White. The interiors are elaborately
Boats and Music Marker • <i>wide view from walking path<br>(Lakehouse in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
3. Boats and Music Marker • wide view from walking path
(Lakehouse in background)
detailed, With pink terrazzo floors, green terrazzo base boards, pilasters and wrought-iron chandeliers. Presently, during summer months it is used for different theatrical performances. (Submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureEntertainmentMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas
 
Washington Park Lakehouse Bandshell<br>(<i>configured for summer as playhouse stage</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
4. Washington Park Lakehouse Bandshell
(configured for summer as playhouse stage)
Washington Park Lakehouse Terra Cotta detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
5. Washington Park Lakehouse Terra Cotta detail
Washington Park Lakehouse<br>(<i>view from across Washington Park Lake - near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2019
6. Washington Park Lakehouse
(view from across Washington Park Lake - near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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