Santa Monica Section
Presented here is a visual profile of the Santa Monica Pier Carousel and its building, the Looff Hippodrome, from the 1970’s through the 1980’s. During that time, both underwent restoration, going from being remnants of their former selves to re-attaining their magnificence. Also seen here are images from the turn of the century through the decades preceding the 1970’s and 80’s and some of more progress afterwards. The photos end in 2001 because I moved away from the Santa Monica area.
There’s a new color scheme in the building. The support posts have gone from gold to blue, the fence was a natural wood color – is it now stained dark. Blue has been added to the window trim. The exhibit case was maintained by The Friends of the Santa Moinca Pier Carousel. The Friends also financed portions of the carousel’s restoration in 1982. The outside of the building is a far cry from what it was prior to restoration.
B. Williams photos