Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Forest Park Carousel landmarked

From CBS New York:

A 1910 carousel featuring 46 hand-carved horses, a lion, tiger and deer has been declared a New York City landmark.

The Forest Park Carousel in Woodhaven, Queens, is the city’s first carousel to get the designation.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved it Tuesday.

The two-tiered, three-row carousel was manufactured by the celebrated Philadelphia carousel maker D.C. Muller & Brother.

It was originally made for Lakeview Park in Dracut, Mass.

The carousel began operating in the 500-acre Forest Park in 1973. It also has an ornate band organ manufactured by the A. Ruth & Sohn Organ Company in Waldkirch, Germany.

It doesn't stand in the way of development and will add to the LPC's Queens tally, so it was designated.


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Anonymous said...

I used to go to that carousel with my father and sisters when I was five. That was 56 years ago. It must have made quite an impression

Jerry Rotondi said...

It's about F-----G time!

All of us preservationists were pushing for that way back when I was still a board member of the Queens Historical Society.

That had to be at least 2 decades ago.
Time moves faster than carousel steeds!

Anonymous said...

This landmark thing needs has failed miserably.

The benefits of no law on the books should be restricted by the whim of a political hack to a tiny privileged few while everyone is paying for it from their taxes.