Forest Park Carousel
The Forest Park Carousel is a historic early 20th-century carousel originally located in Dracut, Massachusetts, but it was moved to Forest Park in Queens in 1971. The carousel is one of only two surviving examples built by the famous D.C. Muller brothers. Astoundingly, it is still in operation to this day. It was added to the list of New York City Designated Landmarks in Queens in June, 2013.
Backstory and Context
When it was moved to New York, the carousel was housed in a modernist pavilion designed by Victor F. Christ-Janer, the Connecticut architect who also purchased and relocated the carousel in the 1970s. In 1985 the carousel closed, but thanks to an extensive restoration project, it reopened five years later. Further closures happened in 2008, but since 2011 it has remained open and in operation.
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