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Crescent Park Looff Carousel

East Providence, Rhode Island
County of Providence.
National Register Number: 76000045
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - fair, amusement park. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2002.
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Built about 1895--most of the figures date from 1905 to 1910--this large carousel is the earliest, most elaborate, and probably best preserved of the handful remaining of more than 100 carousels built by Charles I.D. Looff, one of the foremost manufacturers of carousels in the United States. It is complete with its original shed and early 20th century band organ and lighting.

The failing foundations under the carousel will be repaired with a $150,000 grant received from Save America's Treasures in 2002.


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