Lander Park Carousel

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Parker Carousel
Lander Park Carousel.JPG
Lander Park Carousel is located in Kansas
Lander Park Carousel
Location 412 S. Campbell St., Abilene, Kansas
Coordinates 38°54′41″N 97°12′31″W / 38.91139°N 97.20861°W / 38.91139; -97.20861Coordinates: 38°54′41″N 97°12′31″W / 38.91139°N 97.20861°W / 38.91139; -97.20861
Built 1898
Architect Charles W. Parker Amusement Co.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000813
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 27, 1987[1]
Designated NHL February 27, 1987[2]
Parker Carousel in 1985

The Lander Park Carousel (1928-1959), known also as Parker Carousel, Dickinson County Parker Carousel, or Riverton Park Carousel (1959-1976) is a carousel in Abilene, Kansas. It is one of only three surviving carousels out of about 68 built by Abilene's Charles W. Parker Carousel Company, and it is the only remains of the company in Abilene today.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Parker Carousel". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  3. ^ James H. Charleton (November 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Lander Parker Carousel (1928-59) / Dickinson County Parker Carousel; Riverton Parker Carousel (1959-76)" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying three photos, from 1910, 1985, and undated PDF (32 KB)