Thursday, January 31, 2002 4:12 AM
Always been curious about this:
When Kennywood acquired a new carousel (late 20's?), why did they build a new pavillion instead of using the old one (the current refreshment stand)?
I never looked at the size of the carousel in relation to the old pavillion. Could it be that the carousel was to big to fit?
everything's better with a banjo
Thursday, January 31, 2002 4:59 AM
The original building had to be expanded once to accommadate the parks second carousel, a three abreast T.M. Harton/Mueller machine (the first one was a three abreast Gustav Dentzel stationary horse carousel). The Wm. H. Dentzel machine was taller and considerably larger in diameter than the previous ride, not to mention heavier. It was more economically sound to install it in a new steel beam free span building with a thicker foundation rather than trying to enlarge the old one for a third time.