After receiving 15% of the popular vote, the Paragon Carousel in Hull, Mass., bested 24 other historic sites in the bid to win a $100,000 restoration grant. Members of the COTH deserve credit for keeping the contest front of mind on the popular bulletin board.
Partners in Preservation will announce the other grant winners on June 16th, but the carousel is assured funding. American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and an Advisory Committee comprised of local Greater Boston dignitaries will review the additional votes, along with each site’s monetary needs, to determine how best to distribute the rest of the $1 million in preservation grants.
What great news for our next generation of potential riders who will first experience the joy of flying horses on the back of a painted pony.