Dentzel Carousel House: Meridian, Mississippi

Front Facade

The Highland Park Dentzel Carousel and Shelter Building is a carousel and building in Highland Park in Meridian, Mississippi. Manufactured about 1896 for the 1904 St. Louis Exposition by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the carousel was sold and shipped to Meridian. Highland Park Dentzel Carousel has been in operation since 1909 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It is the only remaining two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie in the world.

Built from a Dentzel blueprint, the carousel's shelter building is a rectangular building approximately 70 by 75 by 22 feet (21.3 m × 22.9 m × 6.7 m) with board and batten siding. The exterior of the building is distinctive in appearance with a low, square, main block and a central section of octagonal roof with clerestory light windows. The clerestory is about 40 feet (12 m) in diameter and lights the interior. Inside the building, the original mosaic tile floor with a large snowflake pattern in green, yellow, terracotta, and white is intact. 

We have been given the responsibility of restoring this historic structure. 

1543 Brobridge Drive / Jackson, Mississippi 39211

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