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Glen Echo Park, Dentzel Carousel & Building, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Montgomery County, MD

Glen Echo Park, Dentzel Carousel & Building, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Montgomery County, MD



Significance: Built in 1921, the carousel at Glen Echo Park is one of sixteen carousels on its original site, out of approximately 200 in the country. It represents the later work of the William H. Dentzel Company of Philadelphia, which established a successful carousel industry from its founding in the 1860s until William Dentzel's death in 1928. The carousel features several horses by one of the most creative carousel figure carvers in the nation, Daniel C. Muller. Believed to be the first of the elaborate jester head models, the carousel is notable for its high-quality carvings and its "jumpers" the middle and inner row animals.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N694
Survey number: HABS MD-1080-A
Building/structure dates: 1920-1921 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1923 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1926 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1982 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 84001850



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
William H. Dentzel Company of Philadelphia
Muller, Daniel C
Cernigliaro, Salvatore
Dentzel, William H
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
Berni Organ Company
Finlon, Frank
Frank Libby & Company
Barber & Ross
E.J. Murphy Company
National Electric Supply
Anderson, Douglas S, field team
Fleck, Elizabeth Ann, field team
Carter, Virginia Lee, field team
Wurtzen, Jacob John, field team
Allaback, Sarah, project manager
Pierce, Elaine G, field team
Collins, Judith E, field team
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Sparks, Laura, historian


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