The beloved historic carousel has found its forever home in the new, post-and-beam, pavilion-style building on Salisbury’s renowned Broadway Mall. Reminiscent of the coastal community’s heyday, the authentic 1909 Looff/Mangels Carousel housed in the new Pavilion continues the family-friendly, time-honored tradition of riding the Broadway Flying Horses at the beach.
The grand, landmark Pavilion was made possible in part by the generous support of The Newburyport Bank, the region’s leading community bank since 1854. The majestic building features a Newburyport Bank micro-branch that provides both an ATM and ITM (Interactive Teller Machine). The innovative ITM technology enables users to connect directly with a customer service representative, in real-time to provide exemplary banking support services.
Designed by Gienapp Architects, the 70-foot clear-span building replicates a traditional octagonal carousel roundhouse, topped by a large cupola; a feature synonymous with historical coastal architecture. The building not only serves as a home to the antique carousel, but also serves as a community center, featuring a large, private event room for parties, meetings, and community gatherings. Open year-round, the building also features a radiant heated flooring system to ensure a warm welcome to guests even in the cold winter months at the beach. In addition, the building is equipped with a humidification system that maintains a consistent moisture level to best preserve the 114-year-old, 44 wood carvings.