Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15

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Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15
Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15 is located in New York
Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15
Location 1000 Palisades Center, West Nyack, New York
Coordinates 41°5′48″N 73°57′22″W / 41.09667°N 73.95611°W / 41.09667; -73.95611Coordinates: 41°5′48″N 73°57′22″W / 41.09667°N 73.95611°W / 41.09667; -73.95611
Area less than one acre
Built 1907
Architect Zoller, Leo; Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 01000583[1]
Added to NRHP June 8, 2001

Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15 is a historic carousel currently in storage in Portland, Oregon.[2] The carousel has a long travelled history, having been assembled and used in seven different location since its initial construction. It was built in 1907 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and moved to this site in 1997. It measures 48 feet in diameter and has a 26 foot center pole. It has 56 all jumping styled horses carved from basswood in four rows.[3]

The carousel was originally set up at Fort George Amusment Park in Fort George, New York. It was moved to the newly built Summit Beach Amusement Park in Akron, Ohio when Fort George closed in 1917. The carousel remained at Summit Beach until it closed in 1958, whereby the carousel was relocated to State Fair Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was relocated to DandiLion Park in Muskego, Wisconsin, where it remained until this park closed in 1976. In 1976 it was moved to Vancouver, British Columbia for Expo '76. The carousel was moved to the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry, California in 1990. The carousel was moved and reinstalled one last time in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, New York when the mall was constructed in 1998. In May 2009, mall management announced that the carousel would be disassembled and removed by June 14, 2009.[4] In Fall 2009, the carousel was replaced with a modern, two floor, Venetian carousel made by Bertazzon of Italy and owned by Island Carousels.

The carousel was originally added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, two years after the DandiLion Park was shuttered. It was removed from the Register in 1984 when it was relocated outside the United States. It was added again the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

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