Stone Gate Posts (Resource Numbers 0362 through 0370, Photo 12)
Along Wayside Drive at each cross street in Idylwood, and at the intersection of Lawndale Avenue and North MacGregor Way, are rustic stone gate posts that flank either side of the street. There are eight pairs of stone gate posts, as well as one gate post whose pair has been removed. While not having held gates, these stone posts provide a formal entrance to Idylwood, welcoming residents and visitors, and creating a feeling of arrival. These gate posts are an original feature of the neighborhood. Each gate post is approximately 6 feet at its highest, and slopes away from the street to a height of approximately 18 inches. The gate posts are constructed of rough, uncoursed limestone rubble, with a beaded mortar joint. Stones at the top of the gate posts are pointed. The gate posts are generally in good condition. One gate post appears to have been removed at the southeastern corner of Wayside Drive and Sylvan Avenue. Another gate post at the northeast corner of Park Lane and Wayside Drive has been used to mount a metal fence. Many of the gate posts are supporting an overgrowth of vegetation, but do not appear to have been altered and therefore retain their integrity. They are contributing to the historic district.