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Victoria Boulevard Historic District in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Hampton Carousel

PTC No50

 

— A Virginia Historic Landmark —

 
The Hampton Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. The Hampton Carousel Marker
Inscription.  
Built by the Philadelphia Tobaggan Co.
in 1920

Located at the Buckroe Beach Amusement
Park from 1921-1985

Purchased by the City of Hampton in 1985
and completely restored in 1991

Grand Opening June 30, 1991

One of less than 70 antique operating carousels still remaining in the United States, this carousel is a rare and beautiful example of American folk art. Its prancing steeds and stately chariots were carved from fine-grained hardwood and painted by German, Italian, and Russian immigrant artisans. All of the oil paintings, horse, chariots, beveled mirrors, band organ, and even it's music rolls are originals. This carousel was restored by R&F Designs of Bristol, Connecticut. The restoration of this carousel was made possible by the generous donations of citizens, civic associations, schools, local businesses, and carousel enthusiasts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 37° 1.442′ 
Carousel Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Carousel Park
N, 76° 20.603′ W. Marker is in the Victoria Boulevard Historic District in Hampton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60) near South King Street. This marker is located in Carousel Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bunch of Grapes Tavern (a few steps from this marker); William Claiborne (a few steps from this marker); British Approach to Hampton / The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Langley Field: Discovering Aerospace (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighteenth-Century Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); Langley Field: Creating an Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria Boulevard Historic District.
 
Hampton Carousel image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Hampton Carousel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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