Glen Echo Park

Working with the National Park Service and Montgomery County the restoration of Glen Echo Park reclaimed a beloved landmark from years of neglect and decay.  Restoring, renovating, and reconstructing the main buildings of the park to provide energy efficient and productive spaces for cultural and community events preserved the rich history of the park. Work included the stabilization of the surrounding site and the reconstruction of the amusement park era façades. Focal points include the Arcade Building, the Denzel Carousel, the children’s Adventure Theatre and the Chautauqua Tower.

Montgomery County, Department of Public Works
Glen Echo, Maryland
Historic Renovation
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Reclaiming the Chautauqua tower and barn

  1. Renovated structure is now used as a gallery and artist studio.
  2. "Before" image shows neglected condition of the barn structure.
  3. Elevation shows extent of stone and yellow barn reconstruction, insertion of new wood windows and new mechanical basement.
  4. Barn interior was reconstructed based on study of historic photographs and on site investigation.

Restoring amusement to the park

  1. Carousel is restored to its historic construction and color palette.
  2. Revitalized buildings and additional leasable space preserve the playful energy of the Park and draw a wide range of visitors on a daily basis.
  3. Refreshment stand is restored and reopened.