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Irondequoit in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Leopold Lion

 
 
The Leopold Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
1. The Leopold Lion Marker
Inscription. Edward F. Long and his family - the first generation of the family that now owns and operates Seabreeze - began building carousels in Philadelphia in 1876. They built eight major carousels, and the animals were carved in local shops primarily by the Mueller brothers and Charles Leopold, a carver who worked for the Muellers and Gustav Dentzel.
This lion was originally on the eighth Long carousel, which was built in 1903. That carousel operated for almost 60 years at Bushkill Park in Easton PA. The lion was replaced by a Cenigliaro lion (Dentzel Factory) in about 1950.
Since then the Leopold Lion has been on display in the Easton PA area or at Bushkill Park. Not only is it over 100 years old, but has survived at least three floods where water was over its head! The latest flood occurred as a result of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.
An earlier Long carousel operated at Sea Breeze and then was switched with the Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel that was at Seneca Park. The Seneca Park machine had a Leopold lion very similar to this one. Long carousels also operated in Cape May and Burlington Island Park in New Jersey, Blackpool Pleasure Beach in England, Eldridge Park in Elmira NY, and at Ontario Beach and Genesee Valley parks in Rochester.
The Leopold Lion is on loan from Ron Long and Reta Long Gregg.

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The Leopold Lion Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
2. The Leopold Lion Wide View
Ride Ticket, c. 1890.
 
Erected by Seabreeze.
 
Location. 43° 14.004′ N, 77° 32.618′ W. Marker is in Irondequoit, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Culver Road. Touch for map. Marker is on an inside wall of the open carousel shelter in Seabreeze amusement park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 Culver Road, Rochester NY 14622, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Seabreeze Time Line (a few steps from this marker); On This Site - Over the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named On This Site - Over the Years (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irondequoit.
 
Also see . . .  Seabreeze History
The Leopold Lion Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
3. The Leopold Lion Wide View
. (Submitted on July 28, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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The Leopold Lion & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 13, 2015
4. The Leopold Lion & Marker
Marker is on the wall behind the lion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 28, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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