Welcome to Week 24 of Mystery Mondays. The answer to Week 23’s Mystery Photo is: The Band Stand at the Dayton VA Medical Center. I took this photo on May 28, 2016 during the American Veterans Heritage Center‘s annual Patriot Freedom Festival.
The bandstand or gazebo, built in 1871, was initially lighted with gas lamps for evening concerts. The old soldiers’ band started in 1870 and by 1909 was ranked second to the Marine Corp Band as the best in the country. From April to November, there were band concerts nightly. Other well-known bands played here including John Phillip Sousa. The Home Band was disbanded in 1933.
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Here’s our Mystery Photo for Week 24: