IDORA PARK CAROUSEL DEDICATION – The carousel was one of the most-beloved rides at Idora Park. When the amusement park closed and the rides were tagged and auctioned, many people thought they would be seeing the carousel for the last time.
It’s been a long journey from Youngstown to Brooklyn Bridge Park, but after nearly three decades, Idora’s carousel is now operational. Renamed Jane’s Carousel, the historic ride was fully restored by artist Jane Walentas.
The Idora Park Carousel, which was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922, was the first carousel to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Recently, “Homeplate” and a contingent of Youngstowners traveled to New York for the dedication of the former Idora Park attraction. The following images were made possible by Jane Wardle and photographer Joan Yanchick.
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