Architects Anath Ranon and MJ Wojewodzki recently presented their co-authored paper, "Echoes of American Culture - Glen Echo Park", at the 2018 Preservation of Roadside Architecture and Attractions Symposium held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their paper focused on the preservation treatments and the social, cultural, and historical influences of America's great roadside parks. A once popular local amusement park located in Bethesda, Maryland, the Glen Echo Park project focus was to preserve the rich history of the park by restoring, renovating, and reconstructing the spaces for energy efficiency and productive use.

1930's Trolley Entrance to the park

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The focal points of the park include the Arcade Building, the Denzel Carousel, and the Chautauqua Tower. Restoration included the stabilization of the surrounding site, reconstruction of the amusement park era façade, and the provision of a sound, comfortable space for Adventure Theatre Children’s Theatre.