Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943

Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (HM3BK)

Location: Glen Echo, MD 82214 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.044', W 77° 8.317'

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Social dancing has been an important attraction at Glen Echo since the 1890's. The Spanish Garden Ballroom, built in 1933 in the Spanish Mission Revival style of architecture, boasted a 7,000 square-foot maple dance floor, colorful columns and red roof tiles. Many famous dance bands of the day performed in the exotic space.
Caption of photo in upper right hand corner of marker
Dancers pack the Ballroom on a warm night in 1943. The picnic grove was a popular place to cool off and socialize during the dance break.
HM NumberHM3BK
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314719 N 4315334
Decimal Degrees38.96740000, -77.13861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.044', W 77° 8.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 2.64" N, 77° 8' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-20 Unnamed Road, Glen Echo MD 82214, US
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