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Flying Horse Carousel (Westerly)

Westerly, Rhode Island
County of Washington.
Terminus of Bay Street
National Register Number: 80000019
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Recreation & Culture - fair, amusement park.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Carousel is open in the summer..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 27, 1987):
Dating from about 1876, this is the oldest carousel of its type, in which the horses are suspended from a center frame, and may be the oldest extant carousel in the United States. It is one of two intact examples of the work of the Charles W.F. Dare Company of New York City, one of the major carousel manufacturers.


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