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.
Location. 39° 46.538′ N, 79° 55.927′ W. Marker is in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on New Geneva Rd. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Friendship Hill National Historic site. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset and there is no entrance
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monongahela River (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Glassworks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greensboro (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Old Glassworks (approx. 2 miles away); Albert Gallatin (approx. 3 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 4 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia / Pennsylvania (approx. 4 miles away in West Virginia). 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.)
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