Painted wood carousel horse from Riverview Park Carved by Leo Zoller, c. 1908 Riverview Park acquired its impressive five-row carousel in 1908, at a cost of $18K. thrilled visitors until the park closed in 1967. Mayor Robert Buehler purchased the carousel, The carousel sat in pieces in local basements until 1971, Buehler sold it to Six Flags keeping one horse for himself. added to the National Register of Historic Places, Buehler donated the last horse to the Chicago Historical Society.
My folks came here when my mom was pregnant w/ me. Chicago's Riverview Amusement Park was one of the most popular and famous amusement parks ever. After thrilling patrons for 64 seasons, it quietly closed its gates in 1967 without even having a goodbye party.