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Milford in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace

 
 
Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
1. Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace Marker
Inscription.  The swimming pool (1923 - 1925) was one of the first landscape features added by Gifford and Cornelia Pinchot when they moved into Grey Towers. It was designed by family friend and designed Chester Aldrich of Delano & Aldrich, who incorporated many of Cornelia's suggestions/

The Pinchot's used the pool and surrounding terrace to relax and entertain their many guests.

Originally the pool was relatively isolate and separated from the mansion with a service road and utilitarian buildings. Cornelia's addition of the Fingerbowl and Marble Court helped incorporate it into the estate grounds.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSports.
 
Location. 41° 19.714′ N, 74° 49.122′ W. Marker is in Milford, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from Grey Towers Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford PA 18337, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bait Box (a few steps from this marker); The Finger Bowl (within shouting distance of this marker); The Letter Box (within shouting distance of this marker);

View from the terrace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
2. View from the terrace
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"Grey Towers" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sugar Maple (about 300 feet away); Gifford Pinchot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 29, 2022