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Bedford in Lawrence County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Otis Park

 
 
Otis Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
1. Otis Park Marker
Inscription. Presented to the City of Bedford October 31, 1935 by Fred B. Otis, editor of the Bedford Daily Mail. An area of 145.81 acres of beautiful landscape, including the fine old mansion, Pine Hall. Dedicated to refined recreation and pleasure of all the people of Bedford, especially those of the East End, where donor was born and spent his life.
 
Location. 38° 51.561′ N, 86° 27.654′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Indiana, in Lawrence County. Marker can be reached from Tunnelton Road 0.1 miles from Parkview Drive (16th Street) (U.S. 50). Touch for map. Marker is located on the rear side of the north pillar of the entrance to Otis Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 Tunnelton Road, Bedford IN 47421, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Hall (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Otis Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Courthouse Square Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Cornerstone of Freedom (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the Bedford Branch of the State Bank of Indiana (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lawrence County Vietnam Honor Roll
Rear Side of Otis Park Gate Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
2. Rear Side of Otis Park Gate Entrance
Marker is on north (right) pillar
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Lawrence County Korean Honor Roll (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lawrence County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register
Otis Park and Golf Course was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
    — Submitted June 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Front Side of Otis Park Gate Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
3. Front Side of Otis Park Gate Entrance
According to a nearby marker, the Second Principal Meridian passes north-south through the gate
Pine Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
4. Pine Hall
Otis Park Band Shell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 23, 2014
5. Otis Park Band Shell
Erected by the Federal Works Progress Administration in 1938
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 2, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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