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Near Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Summer House on the Bay

Downs Park History Moment

 
 
Summer House on the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 5, 2020
1. Summer House on the Bay Marker
Inscription.  
During the period 1913 to 1937 this property was the summer estate of H.R. Mayo Thom. The gazebo pictured here was built and enjoyed by the Thoms during this period. Catherine (Thom) Parsons, daughter of H.R. Mayo Thom recalls:

"In the evening after dinner, if there were no guests, my parents walked down the path to the summer house overlooking the Bay. They sat there alone, by the hours, smoking and watching the shipping on the BAy. They were very romantic and deeply in love, which they continued to be the whole of their life together."

The gazebo pictured was destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Look for other Downs Park History Moments as you travel about the park. A brochure is available to help you locate the sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 39° 6.607′ N, 76° 26.015′ W. Marker is near Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Chesapeake Bay Drive
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, 0.1 miles north of John Downs Loop, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rocky Beach Oyster Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chesapeake Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); The old entrance road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wishing Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Garden Gazebo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother's Garden (about 300 feet away); Improvements on the Bayfront (about 500 feet away); Kids on the Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Summer House on the Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 5, 2020
2. Summer House on the Bay Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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