The Obelisk….

Architecture

The Monument on High Point was built by the Kuser family to honor war veterans. Master mason Michael Maddaluna began construction of the 220 foot (67 m) tower – which has a base which is 34 feet square (10.4 meters) – in 1928 and completed it in 1930. The outside is made of New Hampshire granite and also Shawangunk quartz. There are four small windows through which observers have a view of the ridges of the Pocono Mountains toward the west, the Catskill Mountains to the north and the Wallkill River Valley in the southeast. The Monument is an obelisk monument similar to other war monuments, such as the one on Bunker Hill in Massachusetts.

We didn’t get to climb the monument as we reached it’s base at 4:02 and the last climb is 4pm. I plan on returning in the fall for the fall colors. Should be even more dramatic then with the changing colors..

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3 thoughts on “The Obelisk….

  1. That is such a fabulous shot, Mike. I love the processing too. Look forward to seeing some autumn foliage shots from the top later.

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