We begin with the North Park pergola, in place on opening day in 1927.
The North Park is designed in the English style, with a gatehouse entrance, a fountain, wooden benches, gravel paths, and an expansive keep-off-the-grass lawn. And then there's the pergola, one of the few shady spots in the park. It's a simple, arbor-like affair, a gravelled passageway lined with wooden beams and topped by wisteria vines, which provide the shade.
|Looking south at the pergola in full bloom, with Nos. 5 and 25 in the background.|
|The bench design and manicured shrubbery are very much in the English style.|
|Within the pergola. looking east toward the fountain, lich gate entrance and No. 45.|
|The pergola as part of the sales pitch, from a 1932 ad.|
It remains in place until 1949, when the parks are narrowed and then completely redesigned, sans pergola.