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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 Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
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.

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.
Preserving the 1910 Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2019
2. Preserving the 1910 Landscape Marker
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It was located near 39° 46.538′ N, 79° 55.927′ W. Marker was in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker was on New Geneva Rd. 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 Rd, 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 was at or near this postal address: 223 New Geneva Rd, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 System (approx. Ό mile away); Old Glassworks (approx. 0.7 miles 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
The gazabo at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
3. The gazabo at Friendship Hill
Service (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Albert Gallatin's home at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
4. Albert Gallatin's home at Friendship Hill
 
 
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 424 times since then and 35 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.

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May. 26, 2022