Monday, June 24, 2019

Spring House Gazebo in Eden Park - Cincinnati

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger
Photography by Andrew Livelsberger


Background:

This Moorish styled Gazebo is within eye sight of Mirror Lake, both of which are located within Eden Park.

The gazebo was designed and construction completed in 1904, making it the oldest enduring structure in the Cincinnati park system.

The Spring House Gazebo is also famous for the Remus Incident.
The Remus Incident in a nutshell is that a Cincinnati lawyer and bootlegger, George Remus went to jail and while there he unknowingly told an undercover prohibition agent posing as an inmate that his wife, Imogene controlled all of his money.

The undercover agent named Franklin Dodge resigned his position and started a relationship with Imogene Remus.  Together, they basically took all of George Remus' money, tried to have him deported and also hired a hit man to kill him for $15,000.

When Imogene finally decided to file for divorce, that was the last straw for George Remus.   On his way to the divorce proceedings, Remus had his driver follow and run Imogene's car off the road by Spring House Gazebo.   George Remus exited his car and fatally shot Imogene.

Legend has it that one certain nights, the ghost of Imogene can be seen looking of the gazebo over Mirror Lake.


Impression:

Spring House Gazebo is a beautiful structure and catches your eye as soon as you turn the corner of the road.

If you turn left, there is parking and restrooms just a short walk away.

You have a beautiful view of Mirror Lake and the fountain can be seen off to the left.

This is a popular spot for people to stop and rest while walking between hiking trails.  Eden Park is a great place to visit and stopping by Spring House Gazebo should be a must stop as it is a central hub to other sections of the park.

It also seems to be a popular stop for those who like to play Pokemon Go!