Historians Hope to Bring Historic Carousel Back to Life

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CLEVELAND — You can etch your name in a part of Cleveland history!

The Euclid Beach Park Carousel Project needs the community’s help for its major restoration project.

Historians are looking for people to “adopt” carousel horses from the Euclid Beach Park Carousel. Commemorative bricks are also being sold.

The horses are a part of a $2 million restoration project.

The Euclid Beach Park Carousel was built in 1910, but historians are hoping to bring the carousel back to life at the Western Reserve Historical Society Center.

The carousel will include 58 horses and 2 chariots; 54 of those horses are original pieces you will be able to ride when the project is complete next year.

“Everbody wanted some piece of the park when it closed in 1969,” said John Frato of the Cleveland Euclid Beach Park Carousel Society. “That’s where a lot of this memorabilia exists. What you have basically, is a part of the Euclid Beach Boys collection and it’s just important to save these pieces of Cleveland’s history.”

The society has raised about one-third of the $2 million needed.

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