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Designs for the new carousel houses should reflect the historic styles of each carousel while accommodating the site’s environment and today’s functional, accessible and regulatory code requirements.” In Glen Echo Park, located in Glen Echo, Maryland a Dentzel carousel is housed in an old building with a wood floor and a wide interior viewing area. This allows the viewer to experience the beauty of the carousel from a perspective that allows full viewing of the entire carousel. The wood floor provides a vapor barrier, keeps the mechanical workings free from dust and dirt and helps reduce the abrasive from wood dust and dirt from settling on the carousel animals. Wood chip dust scratches the varnishes on the animals.