Introduction - Blueprint for a Dream

In the winter of 2004, Bette Largent, the president of the National Carousel Association and one of the founding members of the Spokane Antique Carrousel Society, made a presentation to the Spokane Park Board on the possibility of a new building for our 1909 Looff carrousel. This building would offer us the opportunity to provide a fitting home to our world-class antique carrousel, recapturing the atmosphere and grandeur provided by the building that housed our carrousel at Natatorium park from 1909 to 1968.

In addition to providing a new home for our carrousel, this building would:
  • Provide expanded facilities for group events
  • Provide a new cafe, banquet area and catering kitchen for Riverfront Park
  • Serve as a gondola depot
  • Offer a larger gift shop for our carrousel
  • Provide lockers and expanded restrooms for the new Rotary Fountain
  • Include a carrousel edcuation and restoration room
  • Provide two rooms for carrousel birthday parties
  Crescent Park Building
Crescent Park Building
Riverside, RI
This historic 1905 building has been recently restored, and is the home to an antique Looff carrousel very similar to Spokane's carrousel. The building includes ADA access. (Looff's workshop was located at the site of this building, and our Spokane carrousel was created there.)

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