A folly is generally a nonfunctional building erected to enhance the landscape. Follies were first popular in England, and were particularly in vogue during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
This is the only structure that predates construction of Franklin Park Zoo.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 42° 18.295′ N, 71° 5.255′ W. Marker is in Dorcester, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Franklin Park Road. The marker is located in the park near the Lion's den. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester MA 02121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Land (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boston Spanish American War Memorial
Also see . . . Follys in general from Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
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