Chautauqua Tower, September 2011
|Location||Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Maryland|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.040 ha)|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|NRHP Reference #||80000350|
|Added to NRHP||July 4, 1980|
The Chautauqua Tower is located at Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. It is a Richardsonian Romanesque circular structure of irregularly shaped, rough-faced stone, dominating the central entrance to the park. Construction of the tower was started in either 1890 or 1891, it was completed in 1892, and is approximately 34 feet in diameter and three stories high, capped by an 11-sided roof of steep pitch with a flagpole rising from its peak. It is the sole intact physical remnant of the late-19th century Chautauqua movement at Glen Echo, Maryland, and as a local specimen of late-Victorian rustic architecture.
The tower was originally part of a large complex of buildings at the entrance of the Glen Echo Chautauqua. The National Register of Historic Places nomination form correctly identifies the architect, Victor Mindeleff, but misspells his name. Mindeleff is best known for his work with the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Currently, the Tower is the studio of Artist in Residence J. Jordan Bruns. The first floor is also used as studio space by artists on a monthly basis.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Barry Mackintosh (March 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Chautauqua Tower" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
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- Chautauqua Tower, Montgomery County, Inventory No.: M: 35-26, including photo in 2003, at Maryland Historical Trust website
- Glen Echo Park - A History page National Park Service archived page
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. MD-1080-D, "Glen Echo Park, Chautauqua Tower, 7300 McArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Montgomery County, MD", 18 photos, 1 color transparency, 6 measured drawings, 30 data pages, 3 photo caption pages
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