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.
Reclaiming the Barn
Based on a study of historic photographs and on site investigations, the previously neglected Chautauqua Barn was renovated for use as a gallery and studio. The transformation required extensive reconstruction of the stone as well as new wood windows and new basement to enable the optimal use of the historic structure.
Restoring amusement to the park
Many of the original features of the park have been artfully restored, including the carousel which was returned to its original construction and color palette. The revitalized buildings with the park including new additional leasable space preserve the playful energy of the setting to draw a wide range of visitors on a daily basis.