Alumni Park - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 49.516 W 077° 13.852
18S E 309080 N 4410744
Quick Description: This is a beautiful, small postage stamp sized park at a busy and historic intersection within the Gettysburg historic district.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 11:23:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMHEW9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Alumni Park is an area at the entrance of the old high school on Baltimore & Lefever Streets where local residents and visitors (like me) can stop and rest. The Park has become a stop on many of the historic walking tours. The path around this small, square parcel of land is full of bricks engraved with names and class years of Gettysburg alumni.

The park is 45' X 40' (approximately) and chock full of flowers and plants. There is a bench in there to sit. There are also three interpretives which dot three of the four sides. To the rear is a bell from the old High Street School. The bell is beautifully displayed on a three tiered brick platform. There is a small, gazebo like structure covering the bell protecting it from the elements. The entire scene is shaded by trees. When I visited there was a walking tour which is why there are people in my photos.

Parking is always available roadside. There are meters which take nickels, dimes and quarters. There is always so much to do and see at Gettysburg and when you are in town, so take your time to read all the interpretives, markers, memorials and monuments. Additionally, there are a few witness trees, many Lincoln related items and just a whole lot of history. I visited this site on Monday, July 1, 2013 on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg @ 10:34 AM, EDT & @ an altitude of 543 feet, ASL. As always, I used my trusty and oft abused Canon PowerShot 14.1 Megapixel, SX210 IS digital camera for the photos.

Name: Alumni Park

Street Location: 1 Lefever Street, Baltimore Street Intersection, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Local Municipality: Gettysburg

State/Province, etc.: PA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: The Bell is a citizen memorial and a centennial commemoration for the High Street School

Picnic Facilities: bench

Monuments/Statues: Dedicated Bell

Date Established: Not listed

Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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