Paths & Pavilions

Paths & Pavilions (HM19XY)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19130 Philadelphia County
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N 39° 57.931', W 75° 10.978'

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Beginning in the 1820s, a series of Cliffside paths were constructed above the Water Works. These path allowed visitors to climb up to the Reservoir. There they enjoyed fresh air and the views form the highest point near the city. They also marveled at the engineering and architectural works below them.

Pavilions placed throughout the site protected visitors form the elements, provided scenic overlooks and added architectural interest.

By 1870, the existing curvilinear path was installed, linking the Engine House and South Garden to the Mercury Pavilion, Rustic Pavilion, Distribution Arch, and Reservoir.
HM NumberHM19XY
Placed ByFairmount Park Conservancy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 484374 N 4423945
Decimal Degrees39.96551667, -75.18296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.931', W 75° 10.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 55.86" N, 75° 10' 58.68" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 717, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315-361 Prentice Dr, Philadelphia PA 19130, US
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