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Crescent Park - Riverside, Rhode Island - (1886 - 1979) Constructed by Charles Boyden - The Carousel (1895) by Charles Looff is all that's left of what was once the largest amusement park in New England.

Crescent Park - Riverside, Rhode Island - - Originated by George Boyden - The Carousel by Charles Looff is all that's left of what was once the largest amusement park in New England.

Rhode Island - Crescent Park located in East Providence in the Riverside section was once known as the “Coney Island of New England.” People from all over would come to enjoy the games and rides at this amusement park which first opened in 1886.  The Crescent's goal was to provide family fun but despite this many felt this park actually had a very dark and sinister atmosphere.  One modern day visitor to the park described how he felt by comparing it to the atmosphere that Ray Bradbury achiev

Rhode Island - Crescent Park located in East Providence in the Riverside section was once known as the “Coney Island of New England.” People from all over would come to enjoy the games and rides at this amusement park which first opened in

This is part of the carousel in Crescent Park. It's in East Providence/Riverside RI. There is a nice park around the carousel and across the street.

Crescent Park Carousel, East Providence RI (the carousel that used to be at Lincoln Park)

The Rocky Point Amusement Park was a highly popular amusement park on the Narragansett Bay side of Warwick, RI. It operated from the late 1840s until its close in 1995. Rocky Point was an idea first thought of by Captain William Winslow in the 1840s. By 1847, he had purchased a portion of the land and began to offer amusements and serve dinner. From the 1950s thru mid 1990s Rocky Point was the most popular attraction in Rhode Island.

The Rocky Point Amusement Park was a highly popular amusement park on the Narragansett Bay side of Warwick, RI. It operated from the late until its close in

Looff's Riverside workshop attached to the 1895 Crescent Park Looff Carousel.

Looff's Riverside workshop attached to the 1895 Crescent Park Looff Carousel.

A place of fond and favorite childhood Memories, Loof Carousel at Crescent Part in East Providence, Rhode Island

kA place of fond and favorite childhood Memories, Loof Carousel at Crescent Park in East Providence, Rhode Island

Early aerial photo of Crescent Park, Riverside RI. The Alhambra Ballroom and the Roller Coaster are visible as well as the 1895 Charles I. Looff Carousel in the foreground.

The 1938 Hurricane hit New England just south of Rhode Island allowing the counterclockwise storm surge to go right up Narragansett Bay. Sustained winds of 125mph with gusts up to 186mph with a 16 foot storm surge destroyed coastal Rhode Island and flooded Providence.    600 People died and 4,500 were injured in total everywhere it hit. Still one of the worst disasters in US history.

HURRICANE OF downtown Providence, RI, as the storm surge submerges the area Photo: RI Historical Society

Crescent Park Carousel 700 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, RI Built in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff, one of the earliest carousel as a showcase for prospective buyers, it is the largest and most elaborate of Looff's works. Contains 62 hand carved figures &4 chariots. Original band organ music.  National Register of Historic sites and places in 1976

Crescent Park Carousel 700 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, RI Built in 1895 by…

Clam Boil Dining Hall Rocky Point

rocky point park - Shore Dinner Hall -- rolled out white paper tablecloths, passed water pitchers and stainless steel tureens of red chowder and small clamcakes, watermelon slices for dessert.