Raleigh to restore historic carousel

Allan Herschell Carousel at Chavis Park (WTVD/Aaron Asselin)

May 15, 2012 10:48:00 AM PDT
City Council has approved a contract to restore the historic Allan Herschell Carousel at Chavis Park.

The city will spend more than $200,000 to bring the ride back to "brand-new working condition."

The three-abreast carousel is believed to date back to the early 1920s. It was moved to Chavis Park in 1937 after it was used for years as a travelling attraction.

The restoration work is expected to be finished later this year.

Click here to learn more about the carousel's history

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