Project type: Shelters, Parks and Recreation, Picnic and Other Facilities
Designers: R. Carl Freund
Quality of Information: Moderate
Site Survival: ExtantView Project in a Separate Window
Providing the western edge of ridge of downtown basin sits Mt. Echo Park, with a sweeping view of the Ohio River. Starting with purchase of the land in 1908, over the following decades the park say numerous improvements. The pavilion provides a stunning setting for a wedding but the tucked away picnic shelter is a beauty hiding in plain sight. Designed by architect R. Carl Freund and built by the WPA, the stone chimneys and low roof are a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright.
"Mt. Echo Park - Cincinnati" https://www.cincinnatiparks.com/west/mt-echo-park/ The Cincinnati Historical Society. The Bicentenial Guide to Cincinnati: A Portrait of Two Hundred Years . 1988 Cincinnati Magazine. May 2002. Pg 57 and 130
Project originally submitted by Joe Gayetsky on June 13, 2017.
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE