Point Marion in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Preserving the 1910 Landscape
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.
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 Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 223 New Geneva Rd, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America.
We have been informed that this sign or monument is no longer there and will not be replaced. This page is an archival view of what was.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Monongahela River (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preserving the 1910 Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); Sophia Allegre Gallatin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friendship Hill (about 300 feet away); Albert Gallatin (about 700 feet away); Friendship Hill Trail SystemFriendship Hill Trail System (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Point Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Albert Gallatin. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Friendship Hill National Historic site. National Park Service (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on April 16, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2. submitted on September 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.