History of Pergolas
The word pergola is Latin and means projecting eave, an extended roof or arbor. Variations of these structures have been used since prehistoric times. Used to cover walkways or roads, or as extensions of buildings, pergolas are now found world wide. It has been relatively recently that they have become popular in gardens and backyards.
But, the first known use of the term pergola dates back to the 1640’s during the late Medieval period.