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Glen Echo Park, Arcade, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Montgomery County, MD



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Location
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen%2BEcho, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-1080-C
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N695).
Building/structure dates: 1947 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1958 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: Built during the last, major construction campaign in the amusement park at Glen Echo, the Arcade was modeled after the adjoining Administration Building designed by Philadelphia architect Edward Schoeppe in 1940. Schoeppe's structure was modernistic in style, featuring low relief, colorful ornament crafted from man-made materials and sleek, smooth lines characteristic of the art deco milieu. Besides complementing the existing entrance canopy and Administration Building credited to Schoeppe, it was only fitting that the structure housing the "latest equipment in arcade pleasure giving mechanical attraction" exhibit one of the most self-conciously, forward-looking architectural trends: art deco. The architect for the new arcade was Joseph S. Hart and it cost around $30,000 to construct. When it opened for the 1948 season, the Arcade was host to a skee-ball alley, a shooting gallery, and to sportland, A decade later the Arcade was expanded.

Subjects
Recreation
Arcades (shopping Facilities)
Shopping


Related Names
Schloss, Leonard B.
Schoeppe, Edward
Glen Echo Amusement Park
Washington Railway & Electric & Capital Traction
Hart, Joseph S.
Schara, Mark, Field Team
Gibble, Michael, Delineator
Vazquez, J. Raul, Delineator
Kutsevych, Bogdan, Delineator
Price, Virginia B., Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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