Refreshment Pavilion

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Refreshment Pavillion
Refreshment Pavilion MIlton MA 03.jpg
View from the west
Refreshment Pavilion is located in Massachusetts
Refreshment Pavilion
Refreshment Pavilion is located in the US
Refreshment Pavilion
Location Hillside St., Milton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°12′31.5″N 71°5′50.5″W / 42.208750°N 71.097361°W / 42.208750; -71.097361Coordinates: 42°12′31.5″N 71°5′50.5″W / 42.208750°N 71.097361°W / 42.208750; -71.097361
Area 0.9 acre (0.4ha)
Built 1920
Architect Stickney and Austin
Architectural style Neo-Classical
MPS Blue Hills and Neponset River Reservations MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP September 25, 1980

The Refreshment Pavilion is a historic refreshment stand at Houghton's Pond in the Milton portion of Blue Hills Reservation, a Massachusetts state park. It is a single-story rectangular stone structure with a gable roof. Oculus windows are set in the gables, surrounded by louvered openings, and there are covered pergola-like porches extending from some of its sides supported by slatted supporting columns.[2] The building was designed by the firm of Stickney and Austin, who also designed six other structures in the Blue Hills Reservation:[3]

It was built in 1920 on the site of the Ralph Houghton house which was built in 1690 and demolished in 1896 to make way for the development of the Blue Hills Reservation It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Refreshment Pavillion on September 25, 1980.[1] It is still in use as a refreshment stand.


View to the southwest 
View to the south, over Houghton's Pond 

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Refreshment Pavilion". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Nomination Form - Blue Hills and Neoponset River Reservations Multiple Resource Area" (PDF). National Park Service. 2009-09-22.