HOLYOKE MERRY-GO-ROUND HORSE RESTORATION

The City Council approved the CPAC’s recommendation of $26,170 to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round for the rehabilitation of 4 (four) of the 21 hand-crafted wooden carousel horses in need of repair. This project includes the dismount and remount of these four 90-year-old carousel horses, their transport, restoration, installation of new brass poles, reins, belts and stirrups as well as project oversight and coordination.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is a historic carousel dating from 1929 that originally resided in the now-defunct Mountain Park on Mt. Tom. It was purchased and restored following the park's closure in 1987 and re-opened at a new building with its original pavilion in Holyoke Heritage State Park in 1993. The carousel is one of about 30 remaining carousels built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters. This project will contribution to the CPA Plan’s stated goal of furthering historic preservation of Holyoke’s unique cultural resources.