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Chavis Park’s Herschell Carousel Upon completing the Dentzel carousel at Pullen Park, Rosa and her crew began restoration of the Allan Herschell Carousel in Chavis Park. The Herschell carousel was built between 1916 & 1920 in New York State. It is a completely different style and contains all horses and ponies. The horses feature bright jewels that glisten in the sun light as part of their harnesses. Horses and ponies allow riders of all ages and sizes to have a good ride. Two beautiful chariots are part of the carousel. The carousel was acquired by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1937 and installed in Chavis Park. The colorful carousel features 14 picture panels center frame of the ride. It has a Wurlitzer band organ that is in good operating condition.