Martz Concert Pavilion at Kirby Park - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The Martz Concert Pavilion was a gift from Frank M. Henry to the City of Wilkes-Barre, so that there would be a permanent performace structure in Kirby Park for the annual 4th of July concert by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra.  It was modeled after the original skating pavilion previously occupying the site adjacent to the pond, but on a much grander scale.  It has two proscenium arches - one large one facing a hillside for the philharmonic concerts, and a smaller one facing the park for more intimate performances or gatherings.  In its brief history, it has sheltered many other concerts, dances, political rallies and wedding ceremonies while providing a stately backdrop for other park activities throughout the year.