It was nearly 4-1/2 years ago when city officials and Lincoln Heights residents gathered in Lincoln Park to celebrate the return of a carousel equipped with 20 wood-carved horses and chariots to carry a new generation of riders. The park had been without a carousel since the original merry-go-round was destroyed by fire in 1976. The installation of the new carousel – a 1930s model that had been renovated and refurbished – was hailed as a symbol of the park’s revival, according to an L.A. Times story. The city’s spent more than $500,000 to build a shelter for the new, 28-foot-wide carousel owned and operated by GP Rah Enterprises, which operates the Griffith Park carousel. However, relatively few people were willing to pay $1 to ride the Lincoln Heights carousel, which closed and was carted after only three years in operation. Now, GP Rah has put the carousel (pictured in the video) up for sale on ebay at an asking price of $110,000. The auction ends Jan. 19.
- Lincoln Park carousel is for sale on Ebay. The Voice/Facebook