February 21, 2013
Outlook Point will eventually drive Chad and myself bonkers. I believe Outlook Point could be on the Glen Springs/Padua property. From the old photo Glen Kissingen Spring situated at the south side of the main building. As with my original photo’s the pictures are taken too close to the lake. To get the view of the Lake from the property you would have to back up quite a distance and move to the north while facing Lake Seneca. I believe there was a spring possibly where our ice skating rink was situated. If the ground was level back then and the picture was such that the angle cut off the top of the main building. Look at the original Outlook Point photo’s and the photo’s I submitted from the property. Refer to the Glen Kissingen photo below and the 2 maps from Glen Springs trails (undated possibly early 1900’s) and the Padua Property map.
Photo taken from the south side Glen Kissingen Spring (Gazebo Spring) South side of building 1913, but south wing is there.
Blue Arrow indicates the direction of the above photo
Keep in mind this is higher ground then the actual building. Any point to the right of the red line is also possible. Map of Glen Springs grounds possible early 1900’s Looks as if south wing not built yet. Green circled area wooded.
Also keep in mind Padua opened in 1949 and gym not built until 1952.
Now for the Snafu. Reg informs me that Nelson Rockerfeller married Happy in 1963. So that can put the actual Happy Nelson picture to the North of the property. There are a few Mansions on Lakeview Ave North and Adjacent to the Padua Property. Reg also informs me that the original grave site for Williamm Leffingwell was in the vacinity of the Gym so his grave would overlook the lake. Could this be the site of the bench photo?
We may never know the answer to the actual locations of the Happy and bench photo’s.
Reg found a “Point Lookout” in the State Park adjacent to the cemetery. This is a possible view of the lake from Chad’s Common Ground photo’s the shot seems much further south from the lake then the “Rocky and Happy” and “bench photo.
Draw your own conclusion