Monday, July 10, 2017

The Carousel ...

“There’s a time in each year
That we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees-es,
And sweet scented breezes…
And life is a beautiful rhyme …
Those days full of pleasure
We now fondly treasure …
In the good old summer time
In the good old summer time …”

             ~ “In The Good Old Summer Time”
                    ~ American Tin Pan Alley song
     music by George Evans, lyrics by Ren Shields
                                ~ 1902

What better way to while away the hours in the good old summer time then taking a spin on the historic Weona Park Carousel, Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania?

The Weona Park Carousel, also known as Dentzel Stationary Menagerie Carousel, and its pavilion were built in 1923. The carousel is housed in a wooden, one story, pavilion measuring 20 feet high at center and 80 feet in diameter, with 24 sections each 10 feet 6 inches wide.

The carousel has 44 animals and two sleighs standing three abreast. They were originally hand carved and painted in the 1890s, circa 1905 and circa 1917. The carousel has a Wurlitzer organ, opus 146. It was constructed by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

And it’s just one dollar to ride!

The carousel was added to the National Register of Historic Places August 4, 1999.


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