The restoration of the historic Euclid Beach Carousel took a monumental step this week as the original center pole from 1910 was installed at the Carousel Pavilion at the Western Reserve Historical Society.
The carousel will be back in operation in Cleveland for the first time since Euclid Beach Park closed in 1969.
Fifty-four of the original 58 horses from the carousel have been fully restored and will be ready to ride at the Grand Opening on November 23 at the Western Reserve Historical Society in University Circle.
Cleveland's Euclid Beach Carousel Society, along with Euclid Beach Now, partnered with the Historical Society to bring the iconic Cleveland landmark home.
The carousel was installed at Euclid Beach Park by the Humphrey family in 1910.
When the park closed in September of 1969 the carousel was sold to Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
When that park was sold in 1996, the carousel was put up for auction and purchased by the Trust for Public Land, then sold to Cleveland Tomorrow.
Cleveland Tomorrow donated the ride to Western Reserve Historical Society in 2004.