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The idea of a replacement gazebo came from Robert Sullivan, a local preservationist, who bought and restored many homes including the RYAN HOUSE. When he died unexpectedly, friends gathered money for the project. (1) During the summer of 1977, the present three-quarters scale steel replica of the old Washington Park gazebo was completed. The construction was part of a $57,000 Washington Park restoration project coordinated by the Dubuque Jaycees.
1. Nash, Ruth. "Dubuque: Building on a Proud Heritage," The Iowan, Summer, 1979, p. 6