Pawtucket Looff Carousel

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The Slater Memorial Park Carousel, or Looff Carousel, in Pawtucket , Rhode Island , is a historic carousel built in 1895.

The carousel was built by Charles Looff in 1895 and named after him. It was originally located at the Lee Funland carnival in Upstate, New York . 1910 was to its current location in Slater Park placed where it runs until today. The carousel has a North Tonawanda Military fair organ , as well as 44 standing horses, 6 menagerie animals (1 camel, 3 dogs, 1 giraffe, 1 lion), and 2 carriages (chariots).


Some of the original hand carved horses.

In 1910, the City of Pawtucket leased a small area to the southeast adjacent to Daggett House to John Walker of Providence . Walker quickly put up a ten-sided wooden canopy and had the Looff Carousel moved from New York to Pawtucket. In July 1910, the carousel started operating in Slater Park. The locals referred to the place as " The Darby Horses ".

On July 3, 2010, the carousel celebrated its centenary.

Individual evidence

  1. Carousel Reopens.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Dead Link /   . Pawtucket Times, August 25, 2008.
  2. ^ National Carousel Association
  3. After 100 years, merry smiles still go round. Providence Journal, July 4, 2010. [1]

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Coordinates: 41 ° 52 ′ 17.8 "  N , 71 ° 20 ′ 36.8"  E