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Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Santa Monica Pier Carousel

 
 
The Santa Monica Pier Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
1. The Santa Monica Pier Carousel Marker
Inscription. The Hippodrome (also known as the "Carousel Building") was built in 1916 by famous carousel carver Charles I.D. Looff. Its unique combination of Byzantine, Moorish, and California design made it easily identifiable among the festive, eclectic architecture of Santa Monica Bay in the early 20th century.

Among the last of its kind, the building was inaugurated into the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. The carousel housed inside a 1922 Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel (PTC #62), boasts 44 hard-carved horses and two sleighs. It is the third carousel to be located in the Hippodrome, and has been here since 1947.
 
Erected by Angel City Press and The Mcauley Family.
 
Location. 34° 0.612′ N, 118° 29.777′ W. Marker is in Santa Monica, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Colorado Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA 90401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Monica Pier (here, next to this marker); Rapp's Saloon (approx. mile away); Will Rogers Highway (approx. 0.3 miles
The Santa Monica Pier Carousel Marker on the left of building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
2. The Santa Monica Pier Carousel Marker on the left of building
away); Shotgun House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ocean Park Branch Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roy Jones House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Olympiad Rose Bush (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Washington (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Monica.
 
Also see . . .  Looff Hippodrome. Website of the Santa Monica Conservancy has information on 100 historic places in Santa Monica. (Submitted on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Buildings
 
The Santa Monica Pier Hippodrome & Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
3. The Santa Monica Pier Hippodrome & Carousel
Marker just to the left. They are painted blue and are in the shape of concrete pillars that the huge ships would tie to while docked.
The Santa Monica Pier Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
4. The Santa Monica Pier Carousel
The Santa Monica Pier Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2010
5. The Santa Monica Pier Carousel
New Location image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 2, 2018
6. New Location
In 2018 the marker is mounted on the building near the entrance.
The Santa Monica Pier Hippodrome & Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Santa Monica History Board
7. The Santa Monica Pier Hippodrome & Carousel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   6. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   7. submitted on April 6, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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