St. Catharines Public Library Digital Collection
Port Dalhousie Carousel


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
A postcard of the original hand-carved carousel by Charles I.D. Loof. Located in historic Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, c1905. (date of postcard unknown)

Horses and camels can be seen.

Published by the City of St. Catharines Parks & Recreation Department and Adfactor Postcards, Toronto.
Notes:
File Number: 06/pt1/5-2.3

Port Dalhousie amalgamated with the city of St. Catharines in 1961.

The Carousel was manufactured by Charles I.D. Looff in approximately 1905 in Riveside Rhode Island. It was purchased second hand from Hanlan's Point/Scarborough Beach in Toronto and moved to the park in 1921.

In the 1970s Mrs. Dorothy Crabtree, a local antiques dealer, raised 20,000 dollars to purchase the carousel. The Carousel was turned over to the city with the understanding the cost would remain at 5 cents a ride. The carousel is now maintained by the St. Catharines Park and Recreation Department.
Publisher:
City of St. Catharines Parks & Recreation Department and Adfactor Postcards
Place of Publication:
Toronto
Dimensions:
Width: 14.5 cm
Height: 9.8 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 14.5cm
Image Height: 9.8cm
Subject(s):
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Port Dalhousie Carousel


A postcard of the original hand-carved carousel by Charles I.D. Loof. Located in historic Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, c1905. (date of postcard unknown)

Horses and camels can be seen.

Published by the City of St. Catharines Parks & Recreation Department and Adfactor Postcards, Toronto.