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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.
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.
 
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
The gazabo at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
2. The gazabo at Friendship Hill
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 New Geneva Rd, Point Marion PA 15474, United States of America.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Albert Gallatin's home at Friendship Hill image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 25, 2012
3. Albert Gallatin's home at Friendship Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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