Preserving the 1910 Landscape

Preserving the 1910 Landscape (HM15FY)

Location: Dilliner, PA 15327 Greene County
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N 39° 46.538', W 79° 55.927'

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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.
HM NumberHM15FY
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 591452 N 4403400
Decimal Degrees39.77563333, -79.93211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.538', W 79° 55.927'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 32.28" N, 79° 55' 55.62" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225 Chess Mine Rd, Dilliner PA 15327, US
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