Asbury Park Carousel for Sale

We haven’t done a Jersey Shore post in awhile here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  (Of course we mean the place, not the MTV reality show).   According to this article, the old Asbury Park, New Jersey carousel is for sale.  Head over to Ebay and make a bid.

Here is a taste:

Available for sale on eBay: An 1888 Charles Looff carousel, complete with 72 (replacement) fiberglass animals. Being sold as is. Buyer must pick up at an undisclosed location in New Jersey. Price: $250,000.

For those who love Asbury Park history, the eBay advertisementbrings back a flood of fond memories, of warm summer nights just off the boardwalk, with the smell of cotton candy in the air and a chance to ride the carousel and grab a brass ring, which entitled the bearer to a free spin on the merry-go-round. The spinning carousel, with its prancing horses and menagerie of more exotic animals, including giraffes, camels, goats and deer, was the centerpiece of the old Palace Amusements for more than 100 years. Three band organs played music to lure customers to come inside.

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