Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel

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Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel
Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel, Santa Barbara, California.jpg
Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel is located in California
Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel
Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel is located in the US
Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel
Location223 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, California
Coordinates34°24′54.31″N 119°41′5.23″W / 34.4150861°N 119.6847861°W / 34.4150861; -119.6847861Coordinates: 34°24′54.31″N 119°41′5.23″W / 34.4150861°N 119.6847861°W / 34.4150861; -119.6847861
ArchitectAllan Herschell
NRHP reference #00000363
Added to NRHPApril 13, 2000[1]

The Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel is a carousel built in 1916 by the Allan Herschell Company. The carousel features 35 hand-carved jumping wooden horses and two hand-carved chariots which serve as benches. The carousel is one of only four large carousels made by the Allan Herschell Company between 1915 and 1927; in addition, the horses on the outer rim feature gentle faces and detailed, deep woodwork, making them a rarity among the company's designs.

After likely operating in an amusement park in the eastern United States, the carousel moved to Seaport Village in San Diego; it began operating in Chase Palm Park, a waterfront park in Santa Barbara, California, in 1999.[2]

The carousel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

The owner of the carousel, Historic Carousels Inc., announced in November 2017 that they planned to move it to a carousel museum in Hood River, Oregon.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Skinner, Jean (July 25, 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Allan Herschell 3-Abreast Carousel". National Park Service. Retrieved January 23, 2014. Accompanied by photos.
  3. ^ "Chase Palm Park Carousel Leaving Santa Barbara". Santa Barbara Independent. 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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