Gatehouse


Panorama of the Gatehouse


"Words utterly fail me to express to you, my dear friends, my deep appreciation for the magnificent gift to my wife and self on this our golden wedding day, of a very large sum of money to be used in building a commemorative gateway. What a chaste and artistic design you have selected--the finest of its kind I have ever seen! Its lofty tower and massive gateway are supremely attractive. It is to be built of Shawangunk grit, one of the hardest stones in existence, firmly cemented together and fitted to endure the storms of innumerable ages."

-Albert Keith Smiley, The Testimonial Gateway

 

 

 

 

 


Picture of the gatehouse taken from the west.



Tax parcel Number 86.1-1-40.100
Street number  
Street Name Gatehouse Road
Present Use Visitors Center under consideration
Historic Function Commemoration of owners’ wedding anniversary 
Historic Use Gateway to Mohonk Mountain House 
Date of Construction July 8, 1907 (dedication)
Dates of alteration  
Style  
No. of Stories 4 
Construction method Stone, Reinforced Contrete 
Exterior material: historic 1 Shawangunk conglomerate ("grit") 
Exterior material: historic 2  
Exterior material: present  
Roof Type  
Roof Material  
Foundation Material  
Additions  
Porch location 1  
Porch condition  
Window condition  
Overall integrity  
Contributing  
Endangered  
Distinctive features  Large cast-bronze dedication tablet
Notes  
Outbldg 1 type  
Outbldg 1 date  
Outbldg 1 construction method  
Outbldg 1 distinctive features  
Outbldg 2 type  
Outbldg 2 date  
Landscape features  Panoramic Views of Mohonk Mountain and Valley; formal gardens, lilyponds; pin oak allée




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