Mt. Echo Picnic Shelter – Cincinnati OH

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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.

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"Mt. Echo Park - Cincinnati"  http://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.

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Location Info


Mt. Echo Park Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

Coordinates: 39.094775, -84.565487

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