Friday, April 2, 2010

Mt.Tom Tea Pavilion: Then...

The Tea Pavilion was located on the East side of Mt. Tom, just below the Summit House.

The pavilion offered spectacular views to the east and southeast.

The Tea Pavilion was used mostly as a social gathering spot by the women visitors to the summit.

A group of ladies socializing at the Mt. Tom Tea Pavilion. The views from the mountain were spectacular in the early 1900s due to the deforestation of the summit by the previous owner, a Mr. Fairfield who owned a lumber company in Westfield. He sold the mountain top and surrounding area to William Stiles Loomis in the late 1890s.

The north end of the pavilion with the Whiting Street Reservoir and Connecticut River in the background.

Another view from the summit's south slope.

1 comment:

Fishing413 said...

Wow that is great! I never knew it had ever been there. I love the pictures of people dressed up in the old days. Even for just a cup of tea on a mountain.