161. Grace Court (FY 1627)

161. Grace Court
Bounded by Fourth, Glade, Fifth Streets & Alley
Contributing, 1890

Grace Court is a small bowl-shaped park with a lawn, scattered trees, and several walkways which converge at the center. Named for the daughter of William A. Whitaker, who was president of the West End Hotel and Land Company, the park was part of J. L. Ludlow’s plan for the West End and was prominently situated in front of the Hotel Zinzendorf. In 1905 Grace Court was given to the City, and ca. 1980 it was sensitively rehabilitated, with a gazebo serving as the focal point. (WEPH, VR, I-Hrs. Beth Whitaker)

Gazebo, Noncontributing:During the rehabilitation of Grace Court ca. 1980, the Victorian Revival gazebo was erected in the center of the park. It is a handsome octagonal structure with a sawnwork facing around the foundation, a turned balustrade, slender chamfered posts with slender arched brackets, and a copper shingle roof.