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Pawtucket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Looff Carousel

 
 
Looff Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
1. Looff Carousel Marker
Inscription.  This is the oldest stander carousel in the world it was built by pioneer craftsman Charles I. D. Looff in 1895, and was installed in Slater park in 1910.

Open weekends April, May, June, September, October and daily in July and August. Available for party rentals call park office
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentLandmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 41° 52.297′ N, 71° 20.612′ W. Marker is in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Armistice Blvd. RT.95 N or S take Newport Ave (Attleboro/Pawtucket exit) S 2.5 miles to Armistice Blvd. Left on Armistice Blvd. Approx 1.3 mi park on right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket RI 02861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daggett House (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. "Jack" McGee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Harnessing the Power of the Blackstone River

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(approx. 2 miles away); A Family Business (approx. 2.1 miles away); Milling Machines (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Wilkinson Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawtucket.
 
Also see . . .  National Carousel Register. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
 
Looff Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
2. Looff Carousel Marker
Looff Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
3. Looff Carousel Marker
Looff Carousel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
4. Looff Carousel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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