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Near Point Marion in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Preserving the 1910 Landscape

 
 
Preserving the 1910 Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 15, 2022
1. Preserving the 1910 Landscape Marker
Inscription.  Friendship Hill has changed greatly since Albert Gallatin sold the property in 1832. To Gallatin, the property reflected his dream of agricultural pursuits and establishment of the industry. With the passage of time and ownership, Friendship Hill became a place of relaxation and entertainment.

This gazebo, built in the late 1890s, exemplifies the changes made to the landscape over time. Providing a vista to the west, the gazebo is one of the few remaining structures from the period when Friendship Hill buzzed with excitement over fox hunts and gala events.

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Severe erosion and other geological forces had caused structural damage and the gazebo was in danger of sliding off the bluff into the Monongahela River. To preserve this landscape, the gazebo was moved back from the cliff edge and restored in a joint project by the National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
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Preserving the 1910 Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 15, 2022
2. Preserving the 1910 Landscape Marker
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46.521′ N, 79° 55.9′ W. Marker is near Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from New Geneva Road (Pennsylvania Route 166) south of Pekar Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located at the Friendship Hill National Historic Site. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset and there is no entrance fee. From the park entrance on New Geneva Road, continue along the street to the parking lot. From the parking lot, follow the paved path up the hill and continue past the house. The marker will be next to the path as you approach the gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 New Geneva Road, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monongahela River (within shouting distance of this marker); Sophia Allegre Gallatin (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert Gallatin (about 800 feet away); Friendship Hill Trail System (approx. Ό mile away); Old Glassworks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Potters Park (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
 
The Gazebo at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 15, 2022
3. The Gazebo at Friendship Hill
Albert Gallatin's Home at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, April 15, 2022
4. Albert Gallatin's Home at Friendship Hill
The marker can be seen at the far left edge of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 31, 2023