The carousel is all that remains of Crescent Park, another of George B. Boyden's enterprises, and long one of New England's largest and busiest amusement parks. Housed in a traditional wooden polygonal shed capped with a monitor in colored glass, this is among the important merry-go-rounds in the country. Looff, a leading designer and manufacturer of carousels, based his operations in East Providence for a number of years, and used this carousel from 1905 to 1910 as his sales room. Hence he adorned it with a variety of prancing horses and other animals designed as prototypes for his customers and as a test for embellishments. His son eventually took over as owner and manager of the park. When the site went to
On the loop around Bullock Point south of the park site is another cluster of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cottages, crammed together, but less so than those at Cedar Grove and Pine Bluff. After a long period of dilapidation, most of these too have been extensively improved and altered to take advantage of superb water views. Some, however, retain their original character.