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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dentzel Carousel

 
 
Dentzel Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 21, 2010
1. Dentzel Carousel Marker
Inscription.  
Burlington Historic Property
Circa 1906 - 1910

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 36° 5.058′ N, 79° 27.189′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of South Church Street and South Main Street on South Church Street. Carousel and Marker are in Burlington City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1422 South Church Street, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Hill Cemetery - Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnston Moves West (approx. 1.2 miles away); Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Camp Alamance (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pyle's Defeat (approx. 2 miles away); Pioneer Plant (approx. 2.1 miles away); J. Spencer Love (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Pyle's Defeat (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
More about this marker. The Dentzel Carousel is the highlight of the Burlington City Park amusement area. Nearby is a train ride and several rides for young children. The Burlington City Park also offers a baseball field, aquatics center, paths and a walking track.
 
Regarding Dentzel Carousel. The
Dentzel Carousel Hand Carved Animals image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 21, 2010
2. Dentzel Carousel Hand Carved Animals
fully restored Dentzel Carousel showcases 46 hand carved animals. No two animals are alike.

The Carousel has an exciting history. It first operated in the Locust Point Amusement Park in Oak Harbor, Ohio. It was purchased by Mr. Carl Utoff, the owner of the Forest Amusement Park in Genoa, Ohio. He owned the carousel from approximately 1924 to 1948, when it was purchased by the City of Burlington for $3,500.00.

The carousel was restored from 1981 to 1985.

Listed in the National Historic Register in 1985. This carousel is said to be one of only 14 Dentzel Carousels of this era that remain intact in the world.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Burlington's Dentzel Carousel Page. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.)
2. Dentzel Carousels. For locations and information on Dentzel Carousels, both historic and present day. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Company Shops, Graham, Mebane, Burlington City Park
 
Dentzel Carousel Exterior View image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 21, 2010
3. Dentzel Carousel Exterior View
Dentzel Carousel Organ image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, March 21, 2010
4. Dentzel Carousel Organ
The Organ Has Also Been Restored and Makes Wonderful Caliope Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,700 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 28, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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