Apr 26

The July 3rd positional marker of the 12 Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. This view was taken facing east at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

The Cyclorama Center parking lot is currently being resurfaced. The project is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.

In the meantime, visitors are parking at the old lot for the previous location of the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center. This is also now the only accessway from the Taneytown Road to Steinwehr Avenue. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Since the closing of the Cyclorama and the removal of the old Visitors Center, the lots in this area have served as parking for visitors to the National Cemetery. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

The parking lot being resurfaced used to serve the Cyclorama Building, which can be seen in the center background. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

After the resurfacing project here is completed, the old Visitors Center lot will be removed. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

The National Park Service is still in the process of complying with a federal judge’s order from last year, requiring that the NPS complete a federal Environmental Assessment and come up with possible alternatives to demolition of the Cyclorama Building. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 5:20 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

And here is a view from the ground of a full Cyclorama parking lot. This view was taken facing northeast circa 1965 and is courtesy of the the Center for Civil War Photography, which has more than 1,000 historic Gettysburg Park images like these on their Flickr.


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