While Chinese Astrology designates 2013 as the Year of the Snake, in Greater Cleveland this might be the Year of the Horse. The Carousel Horse.
The Cleveland Euclid Beach Carousel Society is restoring the original Euclid Beach Carousel that will soon excite a new generation of riders at the new glass pavilion at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The restoration means Greater Cleveland will have two carousels to enjoy, given the Cleveland Zoological Society's recent announcement of a new carousel at the Metroparks Zoo.
The Euclid Beach Carousel, with 58 horses and two chariots, was installed at Euclid Beach Park in 1910 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, one of the most famous carousel manufacturers in the world. The Euclid Beach Carousel was the nineteenth built by PTC and was called “the finest carousel ever made.”
The carousel restoration is a gift to Cleveland for all in Greater Cleveland to enjoy. Cities across the world have built carousels – but very few are originals.
The Euclid Beach Carousel has seen a number of homes since the park closed in 1969. When the restoration is complete, the carousel will spin for generations to come in its permanent home in University Circle.
To learn more, check out www.clevelandcarousel.org or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clevelands-Euclid-Beach-Park-Carousel-Society/270690543023576
Memberships, as well as bricks and tiles for sponsorship, are available; see website for details.