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Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

c. 1931

 
 
1931 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 27, 2007
1. 1931 Marker
Inscription. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Crystal Pool provided a haven. It was big enough for 3,000 swimmers and featured a sand beach. The Art Deco style of the pool became Glen Echo’s new look.
 
Location. 38° 57.958′ N, 77° 8.368′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Macarthur Boulevard ¼ mile from Goldsboro Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Changing Face of Glen Echo (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Echo Park’s Crystal Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); The Roller Coasters of Glen Echo Amusement Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Echo Civil Rights Protest (within shouting distance of this marker); c. 1926 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo From Past to Present (about 300 feet away); The Glen Echo Park Yurts
Swingset on the Grounds of the Crystal Pool image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 27, 2007
2. Swingset on the Grounds of the Crystal Pool
(about 300 feet away); The Hall of Philosophy (about 400 feet away); Glen Echo’s Art Deco Arcade (about 400 feet away); Trolley Parks In America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainment
 
Picnic Tables on the Grounds of the Crystal Pool image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 27, 2007
3. Picnic Tables on the Grounds of the Crystal Pool
Picnic Tables image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 27, 2007
4. Picnic Tables
The Dentzel Carousel can be seen in the background.
Picnic Tables image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 27, 2007
5. Picnic Tables
The Spanish Ballroom can be seen in the background.
Picnic Tables on the Grounds of the Crystal Pool image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, October 27, 2007
6. Picnic Tables on the Grounds of the Crystal Pool
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 30, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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