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This is a garden structure with hipped roof and three walls of granite and shale. It forms the main entrance to the formal lower gardens from the drive between the main house and the quadrangle of farm buildings. The enclosure looks out upon a formal garden, and there is a pattern of hedges enclosed by granite and shale walls on three sides. On the fourth side a white wooden fence separates the formal garden from the rose garden immediately adjacent to the main house. Across the drive from the pergola, stone steps lead to the ram's head pool and the upper garden.
The Pergola is almost in the same condition as when it was built and continues to be used for the original purposes it was intended for. In addition it is a center piece for college life and special events throughout the year. The foundation for the Pergola is rumored to be taken from the original foundation (after 1908) of the Community Center.
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