1910 Muller Carousel
By Alan MacInnes Special to The Carousel News & Trader
The 1910 Muller carousel that now runs at Forest Park in Queens, NY, was previously operated in Dracut MA, where it was dismantled in 1971. It was located along Lake Mascuppic. The site of the former Lakeview “amusement park” is now a complex of lakeside garden apartments that were built in the 1970s.
Lakeview was not a self-contained park, but rather a collection of attractions on either side of Tyngsboro Road that ran along side the lake. In its final days, this included the carousel, a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a kiddie train. Next to the carousel was a small restaurant called Tony’s. The restaurant building still exists today and is presently called Sunnyside.
When Lakeview Park was in its most active years, trolley lines running from downtown Lowell, and continuing north to Nashua, NH, provided easy access to the park. By automobile, there was not as convenient a route, and this probably contributed to the park’s gradual decline.